Watch your car!

A vehicle is stolen in Texas every 8 minutes...
A vehicle is burglarized in Texas every 2 minutes...

Reduce Auto Theft in Texas (RATT)

Reduce Auto Theft in Texas (RATT) is one of 29 grant offices being funded for fiscal year 2015 by the Texas Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA), a division of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles in Austin.

RATT, which serves as a statewide public awareness and vehicle crime education/prevention program, is administered by and housed at Denton Police Department.  RATT has been in existence since March 1, 1995.  Until then, there had been no coordinated statewide effort designed to inform the public about vehicle crimes and demonstrate how one can guard against becoming a victim.    The goal of RATT is to reduce vehicle theft and burglary by raising awareness of the crimes and prevention methodologies.   To achieve this, RATT focuses on the establishment of statewide public awareness events and vehicle crime prevention initiatives designed to supplement existing law enforcement and ABTPA projects. RATT encourages a cooperative, coordinated effort among the public and all agencies that may impact the reduction of vehicle crimes in Texas.

Associated Organizations 

Texas Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention (ABTPA)

Thousands of cars are stolen and burglarized in the state of Texas each year. Every vehicle, no matter the make, model or year, is a target for thieves. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TXDMV) is combating this by educating the public about what they can do to lessen their chances of being a victim.

Denton Police Department