JOBSITE THEFT MITIGATION
Protect the equipment that keeps your business running!
BECAUSE TOOL THEFT AFFECTS EVERYONE
Theft affects more than just the contractor. When a jobsite is robbed, that builder loses tools and valuable time off the job filling out police reports, insurance claims, searching pawn shops for stolen goods, and replacing what was lost. This creates more work for police officers, insurance agents and local retailers who get tied up searching for purchase records. Pawn shops also risk losing money when they buy stolen goods.
REINVENTING TOOL TRACKING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
The lifecycle of power tools includes several phases. Purchase, Warranty, Usage, Maintenance, Whereabouts, Breakage, Loss, and Recovery. PowerTool Safe™ is designed by builders for builders to bring you specific tools that address every single phase. You bought the tools necessary to build and grow your business, isn’t it time to protect that investment?
PowerTool Safe not only gives you standard tool tracking features you can rely on to protect and organize your equipment, but we’ve developed a platform allowing you, law enforcement, and pawn shops to instantly share stolen tool information. When tools are entered into your account, they become part of a data base designed to connect stolen goods with their rightful owner. That’s tool tracking for the 21st Century.
HBA and EPC’s Criminal Intelligence Unit Have Partnered With Crime Stoppers To Combat Jobsite Theft
The Housing & Building Association and the El Paso County’s Sheriff’s office have partnered with Crime Stoppers to set up a “Construction Theft Tip Line”. This is an anonymous tip line for reporting theft or vandalism on active construction sites. Through an account set up and managed by the HBA, Crime Stoppers will pay rewards for tips specific to construction related theft. Our Membership has set the reward amount at $1,000 per tip that results in the arrest of a person or persons removing materials from our jobsites.
City-Wide Construction Site
Theft Reporting Contact
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Criminal Intelligence Unit has a dedicated person who will serve as our Industry’s liaison. Brent Ambuehl is the Crime Prevention Coordinator for EPC and works closely with the other Crime Prevention Coordinators across our City. Brent will interface between all jurisdictions to disseminate information. He is HBA’s main POC and will be a strong resource for our members to check on the status of cases both inside and outside the County’s jurisdiction.
Criminal Intelligence Unit | Crime Prevention Coordinator
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
FILE A CRIME REPORT ONLINE
Colorado Springs Police Department
This portal will allow you to self-report a theft incident. To use this system, the following must apply:
- The crime must have occurred inside the city limits of Colorado Springs
- You must be 16 years of age or older.
- No one was injured, and NO weapons were involved.
After you file your report you will receive an automated email. Attached will be a copy of your report with a temporary case number assigned. This is not the official copy of the report. Once submitted your report will be reviewed. One of the following will occur:
- Your report will be approved within 72 hours and a permanent case number will be assigned.
- You will be asked by email or phone to provide additional information before the report can be processed.
- Your report will be forwarded to an investigator for additional follow-up before approval.
- Your report will be rejected by email as ineligible for online reporting. You will be requested to contact us to request an officer respond.
It is important to note that reports requiring additional information or referred to an investigator may take longer than 72 hours to approve.
If you any question please call the Online Reporting Unit at 719-444-7652.
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
If this is an Emergency please call 911. Using this online citizen police report system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the case report for free.
In order to report any of the below crimes through this system you must:
- Be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
- The incident must have occurred within El Paso County Colorado and outside any incorporated municipalities. Exact location verification is required in the report.
- You have no viable suspect or person information, and no viable suspect location.
If you answered yes to all of the above questions, you are ready to file your report online.
Please make sure to turn off your pop-up blocking software before filing the report.
Upon completion of this report process you will:
- See the words: “Your online police report has been submitted” showing that your case report is complete.
- Be given a report number.
- Be able to print a copy of the report to keep for your records.
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