The Sheriff’s Combined Auto Theft Task Force (SCATTF) presently encompasses 17 counties in Central Texas. This is will be our 18th year to participate in the program and our mission is to reduce auto burglary and theft related crimes. This will be accomplished through the collaborative efforts of the Task Force, the support of the local community officials and leaders, business partners and the public. SCATTF is funded by the Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA).
Efforts include media and public awareness events (VIN Etchings, etc.) and officer training programs (continuing education in the field of auto theft recognition). This has continued to promote communication and allows the sharing of knowledge and experience among the investigators.
SCATTF will continue proactive measures with the following:
- Interdiction Activities
- Salvage Inspections
- Chop Shop Detection
- Insurance Fraud
- Burglary of Vehicle Surveillance
- Bait Vehicle Operations
- Tire Sting Operations
- 68-A Inspections (State requirement)
Currently we have ten investigators, one sergeant and one public awareness coordinator.