The Department of Public Safety participates in the program Operation Identification, a nationally recognized property identification program open to all members of the Brown University community.
Its goal is to deter the theft and aid in the recovery of stolen property. This is accomplished by engraving valuable property and tracking important identifying information about such property. Marked items are difficult for a thief to resell, and these items can be traced to the rightful owner.
You can make an appointment (or special arrangements for an on-site visit for multiple registrations) for the engraving of laptops and other items of value (stereos, IPods, cameras, etc., as well as bicycles) by contacting Crime Prevention at (401)863-1438 during normal business hours.