Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force (StanCATT)
The Modesto Police Department implements two
detectives to investigate auto theft. They conduct
follow up investigation, provide training, and assist
patrol officers with auto theft related matters. They
work closely with the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task
Force (Stan CATT), and attend weekly meetings with them.
The Modesto Police Department utilizes traditional
proven tactics to combat auto theft, as well as new
ideas to try and decrease the problem. In December 2013
the Modest City Council passed the municipal code series
(MMC) 3-13.01 through 3-13.04. These codes make it
mandatory for any business with the city of Modesto to
install a "Kill Switch" in any vehicle they sell to the
public that is on the National Insurance Crime Bureau's
(NICB) list of top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles in
California. Detectives went to all the businesses to
educate them on the ordinance, and enforcement will
begin in October 2014.
For more information you can visit www.stancatt.com.