Make Your Mobile Safe
At The Harefield Academy we are lucky that our Safeguarding Schools Officer, P.C. Connor, has offered to come and collect details from those students who wish their mobile phones to be registered on the Immobilise database.
P.C. Connor and a colleague will be in The Academy on Monday 17th January, during PL, and students can go to the café area to register.
Keep your mobile safe!
About the Immobilise system
Immobilise is the world's largest FREE register of possession ownership details and together with its sister sites the Police's NMPR and CheckMEND , forms a very effective tool in helping to reduce crime and repatriate recovered personal property to its rightful owners.
Immobilise can be used by members of the public and businesses to register their valued possessions or company assets, and exclusive to Immobilise all account holders registered items and ownership details are viewable on the Police national property database the NMPR.
This online checking service is used by all UK Police forces to trace owners of lost and stolen property. In addition Immobilise is checked daily by a huge range of recovery agencies and lost property offices including the Transport For London Lost Property Office.
As a direct result of ‘Immobilise’ there are over 250 cases a week where property is returned or information collected that assists the Police in investigating criminal activity involving stolen goods.
Immobilise is also the only ownership registration service supported by all UK Police forces, the Greater London Authority, Transport for London and the Mobile Phone Industry.
The Immobilise system was set up in 2003 and has had the support of the Police, mobile phone industry and central government since its inception. With the support of these and numerous other organisations during the past 6 years the Immobilise service has grown to service over 22 million members in the UK alone.
How is Immobilise so popular? I'd not heard of it until now!
Although Immobilise has been operation for over 6 years, the free nature of the service means advertising budgets are all but non-existent.
However the on-going support of Police and councils who hold marking/registration events, plus the efforts of retailers which offer free registration as a benefit at the point of sale, have helped make immobilise the largest service of its kind in the world.
Why do the Police support Immobilise?
For the Police, the free Immobilise property registration service is a very powerful tool in the fight against crime. Immobilise along with many other information sources is linked directly to the Police NMPR (National Mobile Property Register ). The NMPR allows officers to search the serial numbers of recovered goods or suspected stolen property and then take action accordingly.