STOP Tagging at MIT

STOP tags are a theft deterrent device and can help to return stolen laptops or other mobile devices to their owner.

At MIT, STOP tagging and registration is offered by the MIT Police Crime Prevention Unit. The unit has been working in collaboration with IS&T to make members of the MIT community aware of this service and to provide times and locations.

The service requires a $10 fee, paid in cash, or using an MIT cost object code. Bring your laptop or item to be tagged.

As Sgt. Cheryl Vossmer of the MIT Police has told me, the device is not fail-safe, but can make an item less attractive for thieves and be an aid for returning stolen items. Last week a laptop with a STOP tag attached was stolen off campus and was later found in some bushes off campus. A good samaritan called the STOP phone number on the tag, and before the owner knew the laptop was stolen, he was informed that it was found.

If you or someone you know can benefit from this service, please pass on the following upcoming opportunities:

Wed. 10/26
12:00 – 2:00 pm @ Maseeh Hall

Wed. 11/9
11:30 am – 1:00 pm @ E17, IS&T

Wed. 12/14
11:30 am – 1:00 pm @ E17, IS&T

The full list of scheduled dates is posted in Hermes.


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IT Security Awareness Consultant and Communications Specialist at MIT

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