While the Auto & Burglary Theft Prevention Authority, ABTPA, was established in 1991, Montgomery County established this Task Force in 1994. Located at 102 Academy Dr. in Conroe at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office the Task Force has its own storage lot and a two bay shop with lift for inspecting vehicles.
Staffed by Investigators from four different agencies they are responsible for all auto theft related cases in Montgomery County and Grimes County. The Task Force also assists with auto theft related cases in Walker, San Jacinto, Polk, and Trinity Counties.
Since its inception, the Task Force has recovered over 14,130 vehicles and pieces of heavy equipment valued at $165,115,079.00. They have also recovered $5,542,031.00 in parts and accessories.
Each of the investigators assigned to the Task Force are seasoned investigators. Each investigator has to attend two specialized auto theft schools at the D.P.S. Academy in Austin, TX in addition to continual auto theft training classes. The Task Force conducts training classes for law enforcement as well as citizen training classes.