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.

MVCPA Meeting

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:

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

 

MVCPA Board of Directors
Chief Miguel “Mike” Rodriguez Chief Miguel “Mike” Rodriguez  
Laredo
Board Chair
Law Enforcement Representative
Katherine Whitehill Katherine “Kit” Whitehill  
Coppell
Board Member
Consumer of Insurance Representative
Rebecca Cantu Serrano Rebecca Cantu Serrano  
Houston
Board Member
Consumer of Insurance Representative
Charla K. Brotherton  Charla K. Brotherton  
Fort Worth
Board Member
Insurance Representative
Vacant  Vacant  
Board Member
Insurance Representative
Julio C. Gonzalez Julio C. Gonzalez  
Dallas
Board Member
Law Enforcement Representative
Major Sharon Jones Major Sharon Jones  
 
Ex Officio Board Member Designee
Texas Dept. of Public Safety
March 28, 2024 - MVCPA Board Meeting
March 27, 2024 - MVCPA Grants, Budget, and Reporting Committee Meeting
January 31, 2024 - MVCPA Board Meeting
January 18, 2024 – Senate Bill 224 Advisory Committee Meeting
  • Agenda
  • Materials
  • Video
  • Transcript
December 7, 2023 - MVCPA Board Meeting
December 6, 2023 - MVCPA Grants, Budget, and Reporting Committee Meeting
November 20, 2023 - MVCPA Board Workshop
August 23, 2023 - MVCPA Board Meeting
June 15, 2023 - Board Meeting
June 7, 2023 - MVCPA Board Meeting
  • Agenda
  • Materials
  • Video
  • Transcript
June 6, 2023 - Grants, Budget, and Reporting Committee Meeting
  • Agenda
  • Materials
  • Video
  • Transcript
June 12, 2023 - Grants Budget and Reporting Committee Meeting
April 19, 2023 - Board Meeting
April 18, 2023 - Grants Budget and Reporting Committee Meeting
February 22, 2023 - Board Meeting
February 21, 2023 - Grants, Budget and Reporting Committee Meeting
November 29, 2022 - Board Meeting
November 4, 2022 - Grants, Budget and Reporting Committee
November 3, 2022 - Grants, Budget and Reporting Committee
August 23, 2022 - Board Meeting
August 22, 2022 - Grants, Budget and Reporting Committee Meeting
June 8, 2022 - Board Meeting
June 7, 2022 - Grants, Budget and Reporting Committee Meeting
June 1, 2022 - Education and Legislative Committee Meeting
March 2, 2022 - Board Meeting
August 3, 2021 - Board Meeting
June 30, 2021 - Board Meeting
February 25, 2021 - Board Meeting
July 9, 2020 - Board Meeting
February 5, 2020 - Board Meeting
February 4, 2020 - Grants, Budget and Reporting Committee
  • Agenda
  • Materials
  • Video
  • Transcript
July 11, 2019 - Board Meeting
July 10, 2019 - Grants, Budget and Reporting Committee
January 10, 2019 - Board Meeting
May 23, 2018 - Board Meeting
November 14, 2017 - Board Meeting
Rules - Informal, Proposed, and Adopted

Engaging the public and stakeholders is an important element of the MVCPA rulemaking process. MVCPA provides informal and formal opportunities for the public and stakeholders to participate in the process at the links below.

Rules: Drafts for Informal Comment

  • There are no drafts for informal comment at this time.

Proposed and Adopted Rules

2023 |

More Information

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