VicPD and UsedVictoria.com Partner to Return Recovered Stolen Property
To reach more Victorians faster, thus increasing the chances of reuniting recovered stolen property with its rightful owner, the VicPD and UsedVictoria.com are forming a community partnership. View all current items here.
VICTORIA, BC – February 25, 2014
The launch of this initiative combines two successful programs already in existence in order to enhance service to the communities of Victoria and Esquimalt. VicPD’s ‘Is This Yours?’ Pinterest board and the ‘Found’ section of UsedVictoria.com will now both feature property that officers are looking to return to its rightful owners.
“VicPD’s ‘Is This Yours?’ Pinterest board has proven itself as a very useful tool for our officers over the last year and a half,” said Mark MacIntyre, Director of VicPD’s Public Affairs and Crime Prevention Services. “This new community partnership will greatly strengthen our ability to return stolen property and serve members of our communities.”
Since the launch of VicPD’s ‘Is This Yours?’ Pinterest board in 2012, officers have successfully returned numerous recovered stolen bicycles, electric scooters, wedding photographs, iPads and iPhones. Combining this success with UsedVictoria.com’s 500,000+ unique visitors a month, will undoubtedly see more happy reunions.
“UsedVictoria.com is one of Victoria’s most popular websites, second only to Facebook, and when we learned about the VicPD’s ‘Is This Yours?’ Pinterest board, we knew we could help reach more Victorians faster,” said Elizabeth Dutton, President of Used.ca. “In addition to increasing the VicPD’s online presence, our technology will also save them time!” Now officers can upload recovered items to UsedVictoria.com and simply hit the ‘Share’ button to instantly populate their existing Pinterest board and all other poplar social sites.”
The media is invited to the official launch of this community partnership today, Tuesday, February 25th at 1 p.m.
DATE: Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
TIME: 1 p.m.
LOCATION: UsedVictoria.com Headquarters, 2nd floor at 818 Broughton Avenue.
Cst. Michael Russell | VicPD Social Media Officer & Media Spokesperson
Victoria Police Department, 850 Caledonia Avenue, Victoria B.C.
Is This Yours?: http://www.pinterest.com/
Lacey Sheardown, Used.ca
250.381.3633 ext. 3291