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What is SNAP?

SNAP (Serial Number Action Partnership) is an initiative of the New Zealand Police, aiming to prevent New Zealand burglary and property offending, and make it harder for criminals to sell stolen goods in New Zealand. The initiative helps to protect property in a number of ways. CLICK HERE TO JOIN!

The SNAP website ( allows you to enter and maintain details of all of your important possessions or assets. You can then access this asset list from anywhere, anytime. If your items are stolen, you can instantly retrieve your asset list details, and forward these on to the Police and your insurance company.  

A range of SNAP Partners are in place, to support the SNAP initiative and ensure its ongoing success. Various other community and corporate support organisations are also involved with SNAP to offer supplementary services, such as DNA forensic property marking, advice on crime prevention and preventing burglary, and general crime awareness information. 

Together as a New Zealand community, we can beat burglary and stop the trade in stolen property!

The SNAP Website

By registering the property serial numbers of your most important possessions in the SNAP Asset List Tool, and providing these details to the New Zealand Police if your home or business contents are stolen, you’ll be helping the Police to make New Zealand a safer country for all. Along with recording asset serial numbers and photos, you can also include model numbers, warranty information and valuation certificate details in the asset description.

Some asset list competitor websites charge for this service, but SNAP is completely free! And, the SNAP Asset List Tool is secured using the high-security New Zealand Government igovt logon service. Your asset list can only be accessed by you. Having an igovt logon can also be beneficial when you want to access other New Zealand Government websites and services online that use the same logon details. 

Make use of the SNAP Asset List Tool as part of your burglary checklist activities, and improve your chances of retrieving your stolen property. There is a better chance of the New Zealand Police identifying stolen property, catching the offenders, and returning your goods, if the Police are provided with complete and timely information when property is stolen. Offenders can be more easily convicted when they are caught with stolen property items matching known serial numbers in the Police intelligence database.

The SNAP Community and Partners

SNAP has been made possible by the generous support of many New Zealand corporate and community organisations. SNAP invites further participation from the community. Any corporate or community organisation can apply to participate in SNAP, as long as the initiative you propose contributes to preventing and beating burglary, and stopping the trade in stolen property. 

There are many ways to assist: financial donations, distributing burglary warning stickers and pamphlets, establishing or supporting Neighbourhood Support groups, offering advice on DNA forensic property marking and home alarm systems, and other initiatives to deter criminals. The New Zealand Police are already impressed by how many significant New Zealand organisations are out there who want to make a contribution to New Zealand public safety and the prevention of property crime. 

It’s easy to
become a SNAP partner. As Police are not the sole owner when it comes to crime, it’s important that the whole community concentrates on crime prevention, ensuring that the public are less likely to be victims of crime in the future. SNAP Partners working in partnership with the New Zealand Police help to create a safer society for us all.

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