Property Identification


The Community Safety Offices are proud to offer engravers to members of the general public, free of charge. Engraving valuables is a deterrent to burglars, increases your chance of getting items returned after theft and enables police to identify items as stolen which could lead to arrest.


Should a member of the public want to borrow an engraver, they need to be informed of the following:

  • Always use your BC Drivers Licence # or BC Identification #
  • Never use your Social Insurance Number (not police traceable)
  • Engrave in two places on each item as clearly as possible