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Personal Property Registration

Students, faculty, and staff may register their personal property online with the Towson University Police Department. Items such as computers, bikes, iPods, cameras and other valuables can be entered. Why would you want to do this? In the event your item is lost, stolen, or misplaced, the Towson University Police can help you more efficiently recover your property if that item is registered.

If you report theft of your property and you donít have information that law enforcement needs to help you, the odds on getting your property back diminish greatly. If you use the online property registration program that records a description of your property and we get your serial number, the odds on the recovery are much higher. The police enter your serial numbers into a national database. Law enforcement agencies are then able to retrieve the information so that stolen items may be recovered, confirmed as yours, and returned to you. This is kept confidential and is only accessible to law enforcement officers.

The Personal Property Registration is FREE and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information about Personal Property Registration, please see any TUPD Officer or contact the Community Relations Office at 410-704-5622.

Questions and Answers

Q. Can I access/change my information once I have entered it?
A. Yes, you can edit or delete your information after it is registered. All changes will be displayed on your profile. In addition, an email confirmation will be sent to each register.

Q. What is the cost to sign up for the Personal Property Registration?
A. Itís a FREE service to all faculty, staff, and students.

Q. I live off-campus. Can I still access and register my property?
A. Yes; the Personal Property Registration is available to the whole Towson University Community, whether they live on or off campus.

Q. What if my registered item is stolen outside of TUPD jurisdiction?
A. Just simply tell the law enforcement officer who is taking your report that TUPD has the serial number and other information stored in their database. They can then contact TUPD at 410-704-2133.

Q. How can I locate the serial number of my bicycle?
A. Please see link. The illustration shows where most serial numbers are inscribed on bicycles.

Q. Where are the serial numbers for most computers, cell phones, and IPods, located?
A. Most serial numbers for computers, cell phones, and iPods are located on the back of the product or under the battery.

Q. May I register my property before the start of the semester?
A. Yes, the Online Personal Property service is available all year long, 24/7.

Q. Who may I contact for problems or troubleshooting of my registration?
A. You may contact TUPDís Community Outreach Officer Kia Williams at 410-704-5622 or email



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