Officers will be offering a free tack marking service at Catterick Garrison Saddle Club, in Loos Road this Sunday (5 February) from 9.30am to 2.30pm.
Using hi-tech “dot peen” property marking technology, leather and metal items of tack can be marked with a unique number – deterring would-be thieves and making it much easier to reunite stolen property and secure convictions.
In a press release on the Force website, PCSO Eric Corfield, of Catterick Garrison Neighbourhood Policing Team, said:
Marking items of tack is one of the most effective crime deterrents. Criminals will see the permanent unique number, and know immediately that the equipment would be too difficult to sell on. If the worst happened and you were targeted, we are much more likely to be able to trace marked property and return it to you.
“Our property marking service is fast and free, so please make a note of the date in Catterick Garrison and come along on the day.
For more information about the free dot peen property marking service in Richmondshire, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or pick up a leaflet from your local police station in Richmond, Leyburn or Catterick Garrison. The service is also promoted on Twitter using #whatisdotpeen.