The Boston University Police Department, in conjunction with STOP (Security Tracking of Office Property), now offers laptop registration. Laptop computers are tagged with an aluminum plate that aides in theft deterrence and enables the safe return of lost, stolen, or misplaced laptops. The plate bears a unique ID number, a message, and an 800 number to call for 24-hour ownership verification and antitheft information. If the plate is removed, an indelible tattoo is etched into the cover of the laptop. All laptops are registered in STOP's database. There is no cost for this service. For departments wishing to register University-owned equipment, the charge is $10.00 and includes the plate and lifetime registration. For more information about the Laptop Registration Program, please contact Officer Peter Shin at 617-358-1843 or firstname.lastname@example.org.