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Operation I.D.

 A miniture version of the official Operation I.D. plaqueOperation Identification, the purpose behind this crime prevention program is to help law enforcement identify your property if it gets stolen. Marked property is difficult for a burglar to dispose of or resell. It can be traced to the rightful owner with relative ease and if the burglar is caught with marked property, it is solid evidence of possession of stolen goods.  Through our Block Watch Programs, citizens are encouraged to use an engraver and/or permanent marker to boldly and clearly mark their property with thier driver’s license number.

Snow blowers, lawn mowers and flat screen televisions are some of the most commonly stolen items in a theft or burglary. By marking your property you can reduce the chances of it being stolen in the first place, and increase your chances of having property returned to you.

To encourage residents to mark their property, officers will work with neighbors to coordinate engraving their driver’s license numbers on items normally found in garages. For property inside your home, it is strongly suggested to write down the model and serial numbers and also take a photo of items such as your flat screen televisions, Blue Ray players, jewelry, etc.

If you are interested in having officers come out to your neighborhood with this program, as well as general Block Watch information, please follow these steps:

  1.  Encourage your neighbors to get involved, and then determine when would be the best day of the week and time for an "Operation I.D. Engraving Party."
  2. Contact the Community Liaison Office at 935-7278 and talk with an officer about scheduling your party, as well as forming a Block Watch Club on your block.

Make this is a fun event for your block. Have a pot luck or provide snacks. Residents that participate may also get stickers (while supplies last) indicating that their property is marked, which will also help to deter criminals.  


Contact Us - MPD District 7

Captain Boris Turcinovic

3626 W. Fond Du Lac Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53216

Emergency - 911

(La Linea que no es de Emergencia es)

District Seven 414 935-7272

Proactive Policing Team 414 935-7278 or

Captain's Office 414 935-7270

Lieutenant's Office 414 935-7271

  • Day Shift- 8 am to 4 pm
  • Early Shift- 4 pm to 12 am
  • Late Shift - 12 am to 8 am

Sergeant's Office 414 935-7277

Community Liaison Office 414 935-7314 or 414 935-7772

  • Police Officer Bowie Buchner 

Community Prosecution Unit

  • Police Officer Lawson Murrell - 414 935-7278
  • Police Officer Monte Kirk - 414 935-7272
  • Police Officer Troy Mason - 414-935-7772
  • Police Officer Mathew Knaack - 414-935-7772 

Safe and Sound Coordinator

  •  Monique Aldridge 414 708-4593

Auxiliary/Explorer Coordinator 414 935-7272

  • Police Officer Monte Krik

Domestic Violence Advocate

  • Sojourner Peace Center Advocate Kelly Horsfall 414 335-1115 or 414 935-7650

Meet your Community Liaison Officer

Don't know who else to contact?  Your Community Liaison Officer may be able to help you help yourself.  Your Community Liaison Officer can help you start a Block Watch program, or deal with a long standing nuisance issue in your neighborhood.

  • Police Officer Bowie Buchner