To address an increase in motor vehicle theft in Milwaukee, last October the Milwaukee Police Department partnered with the Automobile Dealers Association of Mega Milwaukee (ADAMM) to install theft deterrent devices. On the next two Saturdays (January 17th and 24th), the initiative will continue when service technicians from eight Milwaukee-area automobile dealers will install these devices on cars at no cost to the owner. This installation process will take approximately 30 minutes. The media is encouraged to cover the event at any of the locations.
Installations will occur on Saturday, January 17th and Saturday, January 24th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at:
*Copper Man Recycling, 3818 West Mitchell Street, Milwaukee
*Milwaukee Department of Public Works Field Headquarters, 3850 North 35th Street, Milwaukee
*Milwaukee Public Works Central Garage, 2142 West Canal Street, Milwaukee
Participating dealerships include Andrew Chevrolet, Amato Hyundai, Ewald Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, David Hobbs Honda, Heiser Chevrolet, Russ Darrow Chrysler Dodge Jeep Milwaukee, Schlossmann Auto Group, and Uptown Ford Lincoln.
At this time, participation in the program is limited to makes and models of vehicles that our data suggests is most likely to be stolen. This information can be found on www.adamm.com.
Milwaukee Police Officers will be available to register Milwaukee residents for the Department’s Catch Auto Thieves (CAT) Program. Under the conditions of the CAT Program, a decal is affixed to the vehicle’s rear window that allows officers to stop the vehicle if it is being operated between 1am and 5 am.
During two installation sessions last October and November service technicians installed theft deterrent devices on nearly 180 vehicles. At these sessions, Officers enrolled over 130 cars in the CAT Program.