Auto theft is increasing around the nation, and the Denver Metro area – including Commerce City – continues to experience this trend with growing numbers of stolen vehicles. The Commerce City Police Department (CCPD) actively investigates these crimes and works to combat the issue in our community, but the best deterrent is residents taking steps to prevent being victimized. This includes simple actions like locking your doors, removing valuables, and parking in a garage or well-lit area whenever possible.
A CCPD analysis of recent stolen vehicle data determined that the following Ford, Chevrolet, and GMC full-size pickup trucks from model years 1999 to 2009 are all among the most frequently stolen vehicles in Commerce City:
Ford F-series: F-250 and F-350
Chevrolet Silverado: Silverado 1500 and Silverado 2500
GMC Sierra: Sierra 1500 and Sierra 2500
If you live in Commerce City and drive one of the above pickup models manufactured between 1999 and 2009, CCPD wants to offer you a FREE steering wheel lock to help protect your truck from being stolen.
To claim your FREE steering wheel lock (while supplies last), contact CCPD at 303-727-3986 or JLong@c3gov.com. Simply provide proof of residency and ownership of the vehicle, and a uniformed CCPD officer will visit your home to deliver your locking device and demonstrate how to properly install it.
This program is made possible using grant funds from Nationwide Insurance to help prevent auto theft in our community. CCPD also collaborates with other local agencies and organizations including the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority (CATPA), and Coloradans Against Auto Theft (CAAT). Learn more about auto theft prevention at LockDownYourCar.org.