A critical role in the AATA’s mission is to support proactive, law enforcement activities throughout Arizona. Since 1997, the AATA has partnered with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, state, local, and county law enforcement agencies to fund the Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force, which is the AATA’s largest annual grant recipient (60% of AATA’s Annual Budget).
The Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force (AVTTF) or “RATTLER” (Regional Auto Theft Team Law Enforcement Response) serves as a statewide resource for the investigation of property crimes involving vehicles and related components. The Task Force provides technical expertise, training and investigative support to law enforcement agencies targeting vehicle theft and related crimes.
The Task Force is comprised of state, county, and local law enforcement agencies and private company partners participating in a concerted effort to identify, apprehend, and prosecute individuals and criminal organizations that profit from the theft of motor vehicles and related crimes.
Fore more information about the Arizona Vehicle Task Force check out their page with the Arizona Department of Public Safety
AVTTF Stats for 2016
|Combined Activity||Number||Estimated Value|
|Stolen Vehicles Recovered |
|Stolen Vehicle Locates||298||$2,497,077.00|
|“Chop Shops” Investigated||24|| |
|Altered/Switched VIN’s||147|| |
|Felony Arrests||252|| |
| Juveniles||11|| |
|Insurance Fraud Cases||10|| |
|Business Inspections||57|| |
|Border Interdiction Programs|
|CORE Programs||6|| |
|Assists to Other Agencies||969|| |