Property Crime Division

Auto Theft Unit
PPD’s Auto Theft Unit has specialized programs designed to reduce vehicle crimes. The Auto Theft Division is partly funded by the Texas Auto Burglary & Theft Prevention Authority. There are two auto theft detectives at the Department. ATIP combats vehicle theft and burglary through law enforcement, crime analysis, crime prevention and public awareness. This forms a proactive program to investigate, identify, arrest and charge criminals. Some of the measures involved in this proactive program are:

  • Investigating burglary of vehicles
  • Performing interdiction activities
  • Identifying and investigating automotive organized crime
  • Conducting operations which target offenders
  • Scheduling and conducting 68-A Inspections
  • Performing VIN etching services and attending community events to educate the public