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City of Eugene
125 E. 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Eugene, OR 97401
Ph: 541-682-5010
Fx: 541-682-5414
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Combat Auto Theft (CAT) Program

Auto theft is a huge problem plaguing all major cities throughout the country...

and the Eugene Metro area is no exception; consistently reporting a higher rate than most comparable regions.

Victims of auto theft suffer major inconenience, expense, loss of work time and loss of transportation and, all vehicle owners pay higher insurance rates to cover the replacement of stolen vehicles.

What can you do to help protect your vehicle in the unfortunate event it is stolen?  Read on to learn how to TAKE ACTION!!

Take Action!

The Eugene Police Department offers a program designed to address the number of auto thefts throughout the Eugene metro area.  This program is called the CAT Program (Combat Auto Theft).

Eugene motor vehicle owners may voluntarily register to participate in the CAT Program and will be provided a special decal to be placed in the rear window of their autos.

Once the decal ins displayed, any police office can stop the vehicle between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., allowing the officer to confirm the driver is the owner of the vehicle or authorized by the owner to be driving the vehicle.

These decals signal to police officers that the vehicle is owned by someone that does not regularly drive between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. and that the vehicle may have been stolen.

This program is VOLUNTARY and requires the participant to complete a separate application for each vehicle they own.  You must be a City of Eugene resident to particpate in this program. 

All participants will be issued a numbered decal to be placed on the inside rear window of the vehicle.

If a participating vehicle is stopped by a police officer, the officer will take reasonable steps to insure the vehicle is not stolen; including attempting to contact the owner to confirm the driver is authorized to drive the vehicle.

To sign up for the program....CAT Application

If you have additional questions about this program, please contact Program Manager Harlow Meno Email or call at 541-682-8332.