Recently and Ipad owned by Tufts University was inadvertently left at an establishment. The Ipad had a STOP plate on it, issued by the Community Policing/Crime Prevention Unit of Tufts. The STOP plate is a unique identifying # for that device, as well as an 800 # for STOP. The establishment called STOP, who in turn sent Tufts Community Policing/Crime Prevention Unit an email with the information. The Ipad was recovered by Tufts Police and will be returned to the department.
This is one story where University property was recovered and returned without any damage or theft, because the STOP plate helped. If you have University Property and want to add the STOP plate, contact Community Policing/Crime Prevention Unit at 617-627-3839.
You can visit the STOP website http://www.stoptheft.com/ for more information.