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CAAT

CAAT (Coloradans Against Auto Theft) was created to promote the cumulative statewide efforts in the prevention of auto theft.

Coloradans Against Auto Theft is a coalition of law enforcement agencies, insurance partners, LoJack and AAA Colorado. CAAT and the state auto theft task force efforts are funded in part by the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority (CATPA).

Our mission is to combat auto theft through on-going public awareness, education and citizen engagement. This is done through our partnerships with the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, Colorado Auto Theft Investigators and the Attorney General’s Auto Theft Prosecution Initiative in addition to task forces across the state.

Task Forces:

Colorado auto theft task forces, made up of regional law enforcement agencies, Colorado State Patrol and other motor vehicle safety and insurance partners, are a part of the CAAT coalition to decrease auto theft during this peak auto theft season.

  • CATPA Metropolitan Auto Theft Team (CMATT)
  • Beat Auto Theft Through Law Enforcement (BATTLE)
  • Colorado Attorney General’s Auto Theft Prosecution Initiative
  • Colorado Auto Theft Investigators (CATI)
  • Colorado Auto Theft Intelligence Coordination Center (ATICC)

CATPA

Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority (CATPA) is a state authority that was established by Colorado statute in 2003 to help reduce Colorado’s serious auto theft problem through the award of grant funds. The new Colorado law helps ensure that auto theft prevention efforts are targeted. These efforts have resulted in an increase in stolen vehicle recoveries and criminal prosecutions of hard-core and major organized criminal groups, as well as related crimes.

Funding

Senate Bill 08-060, the Colorado law that went into effect on July 1, 2008, established new mandatory funding for the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority (CATPA) through 2018. CATPA is a cash-funded program that awards grants through the required annual collection from insurance companies of $1.00 for every insured vehicle.

Why Consumer Insurance Dollars?

  • State legislators intended for this to be a direct investment by consumers to combat auto theft and ultimately lower car insurance premiums.
  • All Colorado drivers are victims of auto theft because we all pay for it through increased insurance premiums.
  • For the individual auto theft victim, in addition to paying the insurance deductible, there are other costs such as insurance premium increases, the time spent working with the police, vehicle rental fees and time off from work.

 These Colorado auto theft teams have received grants from CATPA:

      • Beat Auto Theft Through Law Enforcement (BATTLE)
      • Metropolitan Auto Theft Task Force (MATT)
      • Southern Colorado Reducing Auto Theft Team (SCRATT)
      • Western Colorado Auto Theft Task Force (WCATT)
      • Commerce City/Thornton/Adams County Auto Theft Prevention Program
      • Attorney General’s Auto Theft Prosecution Initiative
      • Colorado Auto Theft Investigators (CATI)
      • Coloradans Against Auto Theft (CAAT)
      • Auto Theft Intelligence Coordination Center (ATICC)
      • San Luis Valley