Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Salem Bike Registration Program Combats Theft

Today in the Statesman, Salem Police Community Relations Analyst Angie Hedrick writes about stolen bikes and Salem's registration program.
Bicycles are one of the most commonly stolen items in Salem....

Anyone interested in participating in the Bicycle Registration Program needs to complete a form that provides the police department with the bicycle and the owner's information so that it can be entered into our law enforcement database.

Upon return of the completed form with the $2 registration fee, registrants will receive a durable, etched sticker marked with a tracking number exclusive to them. This tag can be easily applied to the bicycle frame and identifies the bicycle as being registered with the Salem Police Department.
The program assists recovery and may even have a small deterrent effect.
For more information about the program or to receive a registration form, contact the Crime Prevention Unit at (503) 588-6175. Forms may also be picked up at the police department front counter, 555 Liberty St. SE, Room 130.

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