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If you need assistance or in case of an emergency, University Police (UPD) continues to be available 24/7 at 304-929-2677 (COPS), on the LiveSafe app or by dialing 911. Visit for additional campus information.

Operation ID

Operation ID is a national program designed to deter theft and make it easier to identify and recover stolen items.

The concept is simple: using an engraving pen, an officer will etch an identification number (usually your driver's license number) into the item or valuable. That etching makes the item harder for thieves to sell and much easier for officers to identify and return to you. 

Most students will have an opportunity to have their items engraved during orientation events. If you have acquired new items since and would like to have them engraved, call us at 304.929.COPS (2677) or stop by the WVU Tech Police station on South Kanawha Street (across from Carter Hall).