This anti-theft program was designed to recover stolen vehicles in a timely manner. For people who leave their vehicles parked outside at night, for those who travel frequently, or vehicles left in parking lots during late evening hours, this program is beneficial for you. If the vehicle is stolen without your knowledge, the bright yellow decal allows law enforcement throughout the state of Florida, and some other states, to stop your vehicle if seen out between the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. This allows the law enforcement officer to determine if the driver is authorized to have the vehicle.
How do I sign up?
Bring this application with you to the Margate Police Department with your vehicle registration. You will be given a C.A.T. decal to display on your vehicle.
A FREE anti-theft program brought to you by the Margate Police Department (for Margate residents ONLY)
What to do if stopped by a law enforcement officer?
• Remain calm and instruct all passengers not to make any sudden movements.
• Place your hands on the steering wheel unless otherwise directed by the officer.
• Follow all instructions the officer gives you.
• If you have an emergency, tell the officer immediately.
This is a great program if you travel often, don’t drive you car between 1am-5am and/or park your car in a parking lot that may not be directly in front of your home. If you have any questions about the CAT Program and want to know if this is for you, call the Margate Police Department at (954)972-7111 for more information.