Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention

Auto Theft Prevention Drive-Thru Event

The Brighton Police Department is excited to announce an Auto Theft Prevention Drive-Thru Event in partnership with the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority (CATPA). Brighton residents will have the opportunity to receive a steering wheel lock, catalytic converter etching kit, and theft prevention license plate screws. All of these items are at NO COST to residents! 

The drive-thru will take place on Saturday, March 25 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Brighton Police Department parking lot at 3401 E. Bromley Ln. Due to the limited quantity of these items, residents will be required to pre-register. The link to register will be published on our website and our social media channels on Monday, March 13 right around noon. You MUST be a Brighton resident to register and you will be required to provide your VIN and home address.


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Auto Theft Prevention Tips

  • Never leave your car running unattended
  • Lock your doors every single time
  • Always park in well-lit areas
  • Don’t keep a spare set of keys in the car
  • Remove all valuables from the vehicle or place them in the trunk hidden from view
  • Buy comprehensive insurance that covers stolen vehicles and stolen vehicle components like Catalytic Converters
  • Report suspicious activities to a non-emergency police line
  • Do a self risk assessment using and assess how vulnerable your car may be to theft
  • Invest in a vehicle security or alarm system, or other theft prevention devices such as steering wheel
  • locks, parking boots, and kill switches

Auto Theft Victim Tips

  • Step 1: Contact law enforcement or call 911 in an emergency
  • Step 2: Call your insurance provider
  • Step 3: Make a list of items stolen
  • Step 4: Cancel Credit Cards and notify the credit bureaus if your identity may be compromised
  • Step 5: Change your locks if your house or job keys were stolen