During a recent press call, Hank Stawinksi, Police Chief of Prince George County, called SmartWater ‘an invisible witness to crime’ and his now warning criminals of its roll-out around the County in a very public way.
This weekend, multiple communities throughout Prince George’s County displayed warning signs to would-be-thieves. These signs clearly identify that SmartWater technology is in use throughout the community. The technology allows residents to mark their personal belongings with a liquid containing a unique forensic code.
Once SmartWater is applied, the liquid can only be seen under a unique light. This marking allows stolen items to be identified more easily and will help detectives investigate these crimes. Residents can mark everything from their cellphones to televisions, computers, expensive tools, bicycles, lawn equipment, and beyond. SmartWater is a silent and invisible witness. Thieves won’t know if the items they are stealing have the liquid on them or not, but Prince George Couty Police Department (PGCPD) will when they locate the property. This will help PGCPD detectives identify the stolen items, their rightful owners, and help link the crimes to the burglars and thieves so PGCPD can make arrests and put criminals behind bars.