- Personal property should never be left unattended!
- Computers should be secured down with pads or cables to reduce the opportunities for theft! Laptop computers SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED!
- Participate in Operation Identification. This system requires a small amount of time and effort on your part. It involves marking and then inventorying your property. A pamphlet that explains this program can be obtained at any Tufts Police station or by calling (617) 627-3839.
- The most common targets of theft on the campuses are small items such as wallets and pocketbooks. These articles should be kept with you or secured at all times!
- When hanging up your coat, take the valuables out of the pocket and keep them with you or lock them up. A coat pocket is one of the most inviting places for a thief entering an office area.
- Petty cash-No more than one or two people should be responsible for accounting for your petty cash. Select one centralized location, such as a secured file in an inner office to store your locked metal cash box.
- Office and Laboratory doors should be locked when the room is not being used.
- Valuables should be locked in the trunk of your car and not left in plain view!
- Keep track of office keys in your possession, storing them in a secure place and not handing them out to unauthorized persons.
Laptop locks are available for purchase for $29 at Administrative Services.
Laptop Security Video http://www.stoptheft.com/site/index.php. To Purchase a Stop plate for $15 for your Laptop or Ipad, please contact Sgt. Duane Weisse Community Policing/Crime Prevention Unit (617) 627-3839.
Report suspicious persons immediately to the University Police at extension 66911 (see Station Locations for phone numbers from off-campus or cellular phones).