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KEEP YOUR VEHICLE SAFE

The Broward Sheriff's Office is giving auto owners the tools they need to help keep their vehicles secure.

On Wednesday, July 24, 2002 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., BSO deputies from District-9 will offer free VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) etching and CAT (Combat Auto Theft) registration near the main entrance of North Broward Medical Center, 201 East Sample Road in Pompano Beach.

While vehicle theft is down in BSO’s jurisdictions, it remains a major problem in the United States. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, over
one million vehicles are stolen nationwide each year at a cost of more than
7.5-billion dollars.

VIN etching and CAT registration are remarkably effective ways for citizens and law enforcement to work together to keep vehicle theft in check. When you register for CAT, a highly visible sticker is placed on the rear window of your vehicle. The sticker lets law enforcement know that your car or truck should not be on the road between 1:00 am and 5:00 am. It’s a great way to help cut down on nighttime auto theft.

For more information on this service, contact Deputy Tom Demchar, BSO District-9, at (954) 786-2100.

This release by:
Hugh Graf / PIO

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