Spokane Police will be handing out “The Club” vehicle anti-theft devices on August 5th
Ofc. Teresa Fuller
Friday, August 1, 2014 at 11:19 a.m.
The Spokane Police Department supports National Night Out Against Crime and will participate by having Chief Straub and the Spokane Police Command Staff, as well as Spokane Police Officers visit National Night Out parties hosted throughout the City of Spokane. Additional information regarding National Night Out Parties throughout the City of Spokane are listed in the e-mail from Spokane C.O.P.S. below.
Spokane Police will be handing out "The Club" vehicle anti-theft devices at the August 5th, National Night Out party on Wall St. between Main and Riverside from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Additionally, Spokane Police Captains for our North Spokane and South Spokane Police Service Areas will be traveling to neighborhood parties in their Police Service Areas, handing out "Clubs" to eligible individuals.
In order to receive "The Club" free of charge, you must be a Washington resident and show proof of ownership (drive's license and registration) for one of the following vehicles:
SPD recently received grant funds from the Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority (WATPA) for use in preventing auto theft. A portion of these funds was used to purchase "Club" auto theft prevention devices to hand out to citizens with vehicles that are commonly stolen. This is just one of many SPD initiatives that are a proactive stance in our endeavor to ensure public safety in the City of Spokane. Vehicle theft is currently down nearly 13% in Spokane.
WATPA was created a result of the Washington Legislatur's desire to change trends in car theft throughout the state of Washington. The Elizabeth Nowak-Washington Auto Theft Prevention Act was enacted in 2007. In addition to changes in the laws dealing with motor vehicle theft, the Act created the Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority (WATPA) in the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC). The WATPA account provides grant funds to law enforcement agencies to combat vehicle theft. Expenditures from the grant are used for activities related to motor vehicle theft and include education, prevention, and investigation.