Portable electronic devices have come to play a pivotal role in people’s lives. Laptops in particular can be central to work and school projects. You can save your work in the cloud, back up your hard drive, but your laptop will likely still carry information that is critical to you.
There are three levels of registration and protection that the Department of Public Safety can help you add to your laptop.
Level 1: Basic Laptop Registration (Free). If your laptop should get stolen and it is registered with the Georgetown University Police Department, the campus police will be able to return it to you if it is recovered.
It is even better if your laptop has been registered with the national database using STOP Theft so that if it turns up at another police department anywhere in the counrty, GUPD can get it back to you.
Level 2: Basic Laptop Registration + STOP Theft ($15) It is even better if your laptop has been registered with the national database using STOP Theft so that if it turns up at another police department anywhere in the country, GUPD can get it back to you.
STOP Theft service comes with a permanently affixed label and means that your laptop and contact information are added to a national registry. The label itself acts as a deterrent.
Level 3: Basic Laptop Registration + STOP Theft ($15) + LoJack Security Software ($19.95). The chances of getting your laptop back if it gets stolen are best if it is registered here on campus, in the national database, AND you have LoJack activated. LoJack by CompuTrace works with law enforcement to pin point the location of a laptop that has been reported stolen, as soon as it is turned on. LoJack is built into all laptops but the service is activated by choice by the user, for a fee. Georgetown University students and staff are eligible for a discounted price. You can register for LoJack through the Georgetown University portal.
For Basic Laptop Registration you can enroll online and an email confirmation will be sent to you. You can also contact Officer Dwayne Minor and bring your laptop in so that we can assign your tracking number in person. For the STOP Theft service please make an appointment with Officer Minor via email or by calling 202-687-4343.