Engraver Program

About the Program
The Huntsville Police Department encourages all citizens to utilize the property engraving program. This program enables citizens to bring items to the Huntsville Police Department so that an officer can mark these items, which are usually expensive pieces of equipment such as stereo systems, televisions or VCRs, using a special engraving tool.

The officer will engrave personal identification information, such as the owner's name and driver's license number, somewhere on the item. If the item is too big to transport to the police department, the Huntsville Police Department has engravers that can be loaned out with a $20 deposit.

Some items such as jewelry, silver and artwork, are not engraveable in this manner. In these instances, we urge citizens to photograph the items and keep them in a place where they would be accessible should a crime occur.

Items that Should be Marked
Sporting Goods
  • Baseball bats, gloves
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Bows, crossbows
  • Fishing rods and reels
  • Golf clubs
  • Guns and knives
  • Motorcycles
  • Outboard motors
  • Scooters
  • Tackle boxes
  • Camcorders
  • Cameras
  • Computers
  • DVD systems
  • Radios
  • Stereos
  • Televisions
  • VCRs
  • Video games
Garage Items
  • Hand tools
  • Ladders
  • Lawn equipment
  • Lawn mowers
  • Power tools
  • Toolboxes
Vehicle Items
  • Batteries
  • Hubcaps
  • Mag wheels
  • Radar detectors
  • Radios
  • Sound systems
Household Items
  • Bread ovens
  • Coffee makers
  • Microwave ovens
  • Toaster ovens
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Washers and dryers

Engrave or Photograph
  • Antiques
  • China
  • Jewelry
  • Musical instruments
  • Silverware


For more information, contact Lieutenant Curt Landrum at 936-291-5480 or by email.