Richmond, Va.
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VCU Police Help Students Protect Laptops from Theft

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010

The Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department conducted an “Operation PCID” theft prevention program on Oct. 12 at Cabell Library. Students registered their laptops with police, who recorded serial numbers and other identifying information in a database for easier recovery if the laptop is lost or stolen.

Students who participated were eligible to win free LoJack for Laptops theft recovery computer software, which helps police track, locate and recover stolen computers.

Police said more than 550 students have registered their laptops so far this semester. Students may attend a PCID event or register their laptops anytime at the VCU Police headquarters at 938 W. Grace St. Be sure to bring an I.D. along with your laptop.         

VCU Police Officer Cory Neace checks out a laptop as other students prepare to register their computers