Thursday, January 31, 2013

Police Inform Public of Internet Tool

(DUFFERIN COUNTY, ON) - The Dufferin Detchment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to inform the public of a valuable internet tool available to them.

The Canadian Police Information (CPI) Centre website is operated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

There are three search fields available on the website. Users can search Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) on automobiles, trucks, vans, motorcycles, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, farm vehicles, heavy equipment vehicles, and trailers. Licence plate numbers and bicycle serial numbers can also be searched.

The public can access the website before purchasing a vehicle or bicycle to quickly learn if it is on the list of stolen vehicles or bicycles in the database. The search will give a response of “No records were found” or “Possibly stolen”. Regardless of the result you are strongly encouraged to contact the Dufferin OPP to confirm the result. The website does not give out any personal information.

The CPI website can be accessed at www.cpic-cipc.ca