Supervisor: Lieutenant Brian Kapanowski

The Auto Theft Unit investigates not only vehicles that are stolen but those that are recovered. Additionally, they handle all cases of theft of items or ATPAparts from vehicles. In 2019, the unit recovered 93 stolen vehicles with an estimated value of $2,512,950 and three commercial vehicles with a value of $70,000. There were 63 felony arrests/prosecutions for auto theft related crimes.

Funding for this unit is obtained through an auto theft grant program called Auto Theft Prevention Authority, which supplies money for vehicles, equipment, training, and overtime.

Auto Theft Unit
313-943-2255