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Taskforce for 
Regional Autotheft
Prevention 
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Mathew A. Dendo
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Mathew A. Dendo


Taskforce for Regional
Autotheft Prevention (TRAP)
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In 1992, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the California Vehicle Code imposed an additional fee on motor vehicles registered in the County to establish a vehicle theft curtailment program. In 1993, under the direction of the Countywide Criminal Justice Coordination Committee (CCJCC) with the Sheriff as the regional coordinator, the Taskforce for Regional Autotheft Prevention (TRAP) was established.

TRAP is a multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency task force comprising investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's and Police Departments, the California Highway Patrol, and participating law enforcement agencies in the County who work in concert with other criminal justice entities. The activities of this highly-specialized unit include the investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of organized auto theft operations, "chop shops," international car theft rings that ship stolen vehicles in cargo containers out of the country, suspects who obtain vehicles by the use of fraudulent applications, and other criminals who engage in various types of vehicle theft.

The mission of TRAP is to promote a coordinated effort and encourage maximum cooperation among all law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies in Los Angeles County as well as the private sector business community in an effort to deter and reduce the incidents of auto theft.

 

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