Another Success Story with CU/NYPD's Operation ID

Dear Public Safety Friends,

Another success story with CU Public Safety's / NYPD Operation ID program.

SIPA Student Hsiu Lu is reunited with her  mini laptop thanks to CU Public Safety / NYPD Operation ID program. Ms. Lu thought the worst when she misplaced her laptop on campus. A good Samaritan found it and noticed the unique Police ID number marked on the back and turned it in to Public Safety.  

CU Public Safety will be engraving & registering laptops, MP3 Players, and other electronics in the lobby of the SIPA Building by the "FISH BOWL" on Friday, February 11, 2011, between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Engraved properties will be registered with the NYPD and CU Public Safety from New York to California. Operation ID is FREE, EFFECTIVE, A GREAT LOST & FOUND TOOL, and makes it difficult for thief to sell engraved/registered properties.

If you have not downloaded the free PC & laptop recovery program, PC Phone Home or Mac Phone Home from the CUIT website, please go to: www.columbia.edu/acis/software/pcphonehome follow the instructions on this link for PC or Mac Phone Home. This program is FREE for Students, Faculty, Staff only and will assist the Police & Public Safety in locating your laptop or PC anywhere in the world. Not needed for download, record your computer's serial number / Mac Address & keep it in a safe location, Public Safety will need this information in the event of theft.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call CU Crime Prevention at 212-854-8513.

Hope to see you there.

Ricardo Morales
Manager Crime Prevention Programs
Columbia University Public Safety
212-854-8513    Fax  212-932-0798
www.columbia.edu/cu/publicsafety

Above: Ricardo Morales, Public Safety's manager of crime prevention programs and Hsiu Lu celebrate the recovery of her laptop.