Operation Identification

Our police department is implementing a new crime prevention program. Operation Identification (PDF) is a personal property identification program with a goal of preventing property theft and increasing the chances that an owner will get their property back if it is stolen and subsequently recovered.


The police department has a property engraver available for Columbus residents to use to mark their personal property for identification purposes. The kit also contains property inventory forms and other information. The kit can be signed out at the police department during regular business hours, which are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. If you can't sign the kit out during those hours, please call our non-emergency number during regular business hours to make other arrangements.

If you have any questions about this program, feel free to call us 920-623-5919.