The Attorney General’s Auto Theft Initiative was formed in 2010 as the result of a grant from the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority. The grant has been renewed annually since it was originally awarded. The unit is staffed by a Senior Assistant Attorney General, a full-time investigator, and a paralegal that specialize in the investigation and prosecution of complex cases in which auto theft is a significant component.
The Auto Theft Initiative is designed to combat auto theft at the state-wide level and to promote a multijurisdictional approach to auto-theft investigation through collaboration with task forces and law enforcement agencies around the state. The primary purpose of the Auto Theft Initiative is to investigate and prosecute auto theft cases that are multijurisdictional in nature, involve organized criminal activity or demand acute attention based upon pattern or repeat offenses. The Initiative also serves as a resource for law enforcement agencies across the state seeking investigatory assistance, prosecutorial assistance or training opportunities.