Operation Shield

What is Operation Shield?
Operation Shield is Cheshire Constabulary’s unique DNA marking system that is protecting homes and businesses in Cheshire by reducing burglary opportunities, deterring offenders, and identifying and recovering stolen property.
How does it work?
Operation Shield works by using state-of-the-art unique DNA liquid which contains an individual code to mark property in your home, garage and shed. The DNA coding in the liquid is registered solely to your address and added to a database. This means that if anything is ever stolen it can be traced back to you.
The liquid is barely visible and is hard for offenders to see. Once it’s applied to property it is extremely difficult to remove. This means if an offender is ever caught in possession of stolen items they can be linked directly back to the crime scene.
Homeowners can get marking kits which come with a container of the unique liquid, an application brush and details of how to register property. Once property has been marked and registered, stickers can be displayed around your property to work as a deterrent to any burglars who may be looking to target your home.
What can Operation Shield protect?
Operation Shield can protect a whole range of items within your home, garage and shed. Items listed below are just some examples of what can be marked with the liquid:
Laptops TVs Games consoles Mobile phones Cameras
Tablets Hi-fi systems Jewellery boxes Bikes Tools
Gardening equipment Sports equipment.
If you would like to find out more about Operation Shield and crime prevention advice, contact  or follow this link https://www.cheshire.police.uk/about-us/campaigns-and-operations/operation-shield/