Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority

The Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority (MVCPA) has fostered a statewide cooperative network of law enforcement groups, prosecutors, insurance industry representatives, local tax assessor-collectors, and concerned citizens to combat vehicle theft and burglary through enforcement, prevention, public information, and education initiatives. In addition to providing guidance and oversight, MVCPA awards financial grants to agencies, organizations, and concerned parties in an effort to raise public awareness of vehicle theft and burglary and implement education and prevention initiatives.

Established by the 72nd Texas Legislature in 1991, the Texas Automobile Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA) became the first statewide effort to reduce auto theft. The 80th Legislature amended the ATPA mission in House Bill 1887 to also emphasize reducing vehicle burglaries. The resulting agency, the Texas Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA), is charged with assessing automobile burglary, theft, and economic theft (burglary or theft committed for financial gain) in Texas, analyzing the methods and providing financial support to combat the problems. In 2009, the ABTPA became part of the newly established Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. The name was changed to Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority in 2019.

MVCPA’s Grantees provides the following services at various events across Texas:

  • Presentations
  • VIN etching
  • Conference booths
  • News articles
  • And more.

Contact us at askMVCPA@TxDMV.gov  for more information and to request participation in an upcoming event.

The Governor of Texas appoints six individuals to serve staggered six-year terms on the board of directors.

Board members include:

  • Two law enforcement representatives
  • Two consumer representatives
  • Two insurance representatives
  • The executive director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, who serves ex-officio.

 

MVCPA Board of Directors
Tommy HansenLT Tommy Hansen
Hitchcock
Board Chair
Law Enforcement Representative
 
Katherine WhitehillKatherine “Kit” Whitehill

Coppell
Board Member
Consumer Representative
 

Major Sharon JonesMajor Sharon Jones

Board Member
Texas Dept. of Public Safety
 

Phillip GausePhillip Shay Gause

San Antonio
Board Member
Insurance Representative
 

ashley hunterAshley Hunter

Austin
Board Member
Insurance Representative
 

Armin MizaniArmin Mizani

Keller
Board Member
Consumer Representative
 

Miguel “Mike” RodriguezAssistant Chief Miguel “Mike” Rodriguez

Laredo
Board Member
Law Enforcement Representative
 

FY20 Calendar of Events and Deadlines
Event Date Location
Board Meeting

Agenda

Materials

Transcript

July 9, 2020, 9:00 am Teleconference

Video Stream
Board Meeting

Agenda

Materials

Transcript

February 5, 2020, 9:00 a.m.
Holiday Inn Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Austin, TX 78752
Grants, Budget and Reports Committee

Agenda

February 4, 2020, 1:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Austin, TX 78752
FY19 Calendar of Events and Deadlines
Event Date Location
Board Meeting

Agenda

Materials

Transcript

July 11, 2019 9 a.m. Lone Star Room, Bldg. 1
Texas Dept. of Motor Vehicles
4000 Jackson Avenue, Austin, TX.
Grants, Budget and Reports Committee

Agenda

Materials

Transcript

July 10, 2019 3:30 p.m. Lone Star Room, Bldg. 1
Texas Dept. of Motor Vehicles
4000 Jackson Avenue, Austin, TX.
Board Meeting January 10, 2019 9 a.m. Lone Star Room, Bldg. 1
Texas Dept. of Motor Vehicles
4000 Jackson Avenue, Austin, TX.

Agenda

Materials

Transcript

FY18 Calendar of Events and Deadlines
Event Date Location
Board Meeting May 23, 2018 8 a.m. Lone Star Room, Bldg. 1
Texas Dept. of Motor Vehicles
4000 Jackson Avenue, Austin, TX.

Agenda

Materials

Transcript

Board Meeting November 14, 2017 8 a.m. Lone Star Room, Bldg. 1
Texas Dept. of Motor Vehicles
4000 Jackson Avenue, Austin, TX.

Agenda

Transcript

Rules

The Texas Administrative Code lists the state agency’s rules. The Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority rules can be accessed at: Texas Administrative Code

More Information

For more information, please email the Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority at AskMVCPA or call (512) 465-1485.