Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority
The mission of the CATPA Board is, “To deter and reduce vehicle theft and insurance fraud through a statewide cooperative effort of generating funds to support law enforcement, prosecution and public awareness through a partnership between industry and state government”. This mission is supported by the Colorado Revised Statutes §43-5-112.
The CATPA Board is tasked to solicit and review applications for grants pursuant to the legislation. The Board also appoints a director for the authority, who employs staff as may be necessary to operate and administer the CATPA Authority. The CATPA Office assists the Board with developing business practices, grant review criteria, program application processes, collection of CATPA fees, financial accountability of CATPA funds and monitoring of all awards.
From 2010 to 2017, CATPA has incorporated reporting requirements from all grantees. These reporting requirements were used to measure the overall success of awarded funds. In summary, the program funds:
- 92% Recovery Rate of Colorado stolen vehicles—40 percentage points above the national average.
- 97% Adult Auto Thieves involve charges of additional crimes, including drugs, other property crimes, and violent crimes.
- 121 Multiagency Task Force Partnerships from law enforcement agencies in the metro area, southern, southwest, western, and northern Colorado.
- 965 Major Crime Investigations involving criminal enterprises, multiple thefts and other violent crimes.
- $1 Annual Fee supported and collected from companies issuing Colorado auto insurance policies.
- Investment Value of more than $12.00 for every $1 invested from the CATPA Cash Fund by vehicle loss value of recovered stolen vehicles.
- Comprehensive Approach to assist in combatting auto theft by providing specialized programs for education, training, enforcement and prosecution to prioritize auto theft
- National Leader in auto theft prevention programs and best practices.
- Renewal Recommended by Department of Regulatory Agencies 2017 CATPA Sunset Review Report.
- Financial Stewardship of the CATPA Cash Fund proofed in the 2017 Office of State Auditor Report (Pages II-162 through II-171).
As can be easily deduced, the above notations could not have otherwise been accomplished without the support of CATPA funds.
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