Toledo Police Chief David Enyeart usually talks about buying new police cars, accessories for his officers and how to improve the town’s protection and preservation of crime evidence. But Tuesday night Chief Enyeart went a step further to announce that his department will be selling something that he’s certain will help get stolen property back to their rightful owners – real fast – real cheap.
Chief Enyeart showed the council a product called Copdots – named after the invisible dot that a resident or business person can put on their property via squeeze tubes full of a liquid that contains what amounts to a clearly identifiable readout code. When scanned by police departments, the code leads them to the rightful owner of the property.
Enyeart said Copdots, can be purchased at the Toledo Police Station and at Lowe’s over in Corvallis. When you get it home, Enyeart says you register the product number on line with the Copdot database. Then you squeeze a dot of the material on any and all valuable property you want to tag. Should any of it ever be stolen, the police agency that recovers it can scan it, get the number off the Copdot, run it on the data base, find who the owner and then call them to come get it.