On Friday, August 19th, the South Plains Auto Theft Task Force will be etching Vehicle Identification Numbers into the windows of cars.
You can get your VIN etched into your vehicle's windows between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Slaton Tiger Stadium, located at 700 West Dickens in Slaton, Texas.
After getting you VIN etched into your vehicle's windows, or marking the vehicle, it will be much more difficult for thieves to sell the vehicle to "chop shops." A chop shop is a location where stolen vehicles are taken apart so that the parts can be sold or used to repair other stolen vehicles.
According to Slaton Police on Facebook, you may even qualify for a deduction on your automobile theft insurance after you have your vehicle etched. You can see the full post by Slaton PD here:
The South Plains Auto Theft Task Force covers a 28 county area and has an active Crime Prevention/Public Awareness Program featuring HEAT (Help End Auto Theft), VIN etching and other programs available to local civic groups. The Task Force covers criminal investigations relating to theft rings, automobile, agricultural, heavy equipment and trailer thefts, 68-A inspections and automobile burglaries.
To learn more about the Task Force, visit their page over at lubbockcounty.gov.