Imagine what would happen if you lost your personal computer. Not only would you have to deal with the financial expense of replacing it, but you would lose all of the research, schoolwork and other information stored on it. Don’t risk losing yours to theft. Register your computer with the VCU Police Department.
In conjunction with the VCU Student Computer Initiative, all VCU students are encouraged to register their computer system with the VCU Police Department and indelibly and clearly mark their equipment with a personally identifiable code to prevent theft.
The VCU Police Department encourages students to install theft recovery software on their personal computer. One example of theft recovery software is LoJack® for Laptops. This is a software-based theft recovery and data security service. In the event of theft – LoJack for Laptops can track, locate, and recover stolen computers while providing you with the ability to protect your personal information against identity theft.
Operation Identification is a nationally recognized theft prevention program that involves indelibly marking and/or engraving property with traceable ownership information and recording manufacturers’ serial numbers and owner-applied identification information in a property inventory. VCU Police promotes Operation ID to discourage theft and internal losses. Property that has been permanently marked is difficult to pawn or convert to personal use by thieves.
Marking your computer for identification
If you need assistance with computer registrations, contact Officer Michael Brandon at (804) 828-4395 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.