Windsor Catalytic Converter DIY Theft Prevention Kit September Event Registration
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023, 8 a.m. - Noon
Windsor Police Department, 200 N. 11th Street, Windsor, CO
Windsor Police are partnering with the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority (CATPA) to host a free Catalytic Converter DIY Theft Prevention Kit giveaway event on Saturday, Sept. 23 (rain or shine), 8 a.m. to noon, at the Windsor Police Department. This event is for WINDSOR RESIDENTS ONLY.
On the day of the event, be prepared to bring your vehicle registration for each anti-theft kit you are requesting so it can be registered back to your vehicle. The event is a drive-through event, so participants should plan to pull through the police department roundabout to receive their kit. Once home, residents will use the easy-to-follow etching instructions.
Once registered, the catalytic converter becomes traceable to the vehicle’s identification number. If the catalytic converter is stolen, a victim can report their unique theft prevention kit serial number to police. Conversely, if officers find a detached catalytic converter, they can check the serial number through the CATPA database to locate the owner. Although etching a traceable number can’t stop a thief from stealing the component from a vehicle, it could be a deterrent as the unique etch alerts potential buyers that it is stolen.