The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging citizens and businesses to use a FREE resource to protect valuable property. LeadsOnline, the nation’s largest online investigation system, aides law enforcement agencies to solve cases, recover stolen property, provide rapid electronic access to transactions from thousands of reporting businesses including scrap metal processors, secondhand stores, Internet drop-off stores, and pawn shops across the country, as well as critical information from eBay listings for criminal investigations. The WCSO currently uses LeadsOnline, which can also help the community at large by keeping a secure, online record of high value items. Citizens can visit https://www.reportit.leadsonline.com/ to store serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures and scanned receipts of personal property which can be easily identified in the event of theft or loss. The Sheriff’s Office encourages businesses to also register such as second hand dealers and can do so by visiting https://www.leadsonline.com/main/registration/businesses/businesses_register.php.