New STOP identification system to deter computer theft on campus
The University Police Department has begun a new program -- the STOP identification system -- to deter thieves from stealing computer equipment and to aid in the recovery of lost or stolen items.
The STOP identification system protects computers in three ways:
_ An identifying property tag that requires 800 pounds of pressure to remove is affixed to computer equipment.
_ In case a computer is stolen and the thief succeeds in removing the tag, the tattoo "STOLEN PROPERTY" is embedded underneath, helping make the computer unsalable.
_ Both the tag and the tattoo include a 24-hour, toll-free number through which a stolen computer can be identified and returned.
Tags can be purchased for $12 and will be affixed to equipment by University Police. For more information, call University Police at 702-8181.