As promised, the Takoma Park Police Department, in partnership with the MD/DC Anti-Car Theft Committee, will be hosting a V.I.N. Etching event on Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the police station parking lot (7500 Maple Avenue).
V.I.N. (Vehicle Identification Number) etching is a security technique in which your vehicle’s V.I.N. is permanently etched into all the glass panes of the vehicle. It is a proven vehicle-theft deterrent, as criminals tend to avoid vehicles that have been etched because it is harder for “chop shops” to make profit off V.I.N.-etched vehicles.
During the event, you will also be able to enroll in the "Watch Your Car" program and immediately receive the program decals that need to be affixed to your vehicle. More information on this program can be viewed at http://www.mdautotheft.org/