County Police Operation: Etch and Catch- Catalytic Converter Etching Launch Event, Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 (pre-registration required)
Catalytic converter theft has become a serious issue in our region, including here in the Village. To help combat this theft trend, the Montgomery County Department of Police is partnering with local dealerships and mechanics to provide FREE catalytic converter etching and painting to Montgomery County residents.
This chemically etched identification number will be retained in the county police database and a national database in case of theft. The bright painting and window cling decal will be a deterrent to would-be thieves and a notification to those considering purchasing these stolen converters that this is now traceable.
For Village residents, appointments can be made by contacting the 2nd district Community Operations Unit by calling 240-773-6727. More dates and locations will be added in the coming weeks with expanding scheduling options.