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Auto Theft Details
The following information has been provided by the police department. Our primary mission is to recover stolen vehicles, and arrest auto theft suspects. We also strive to investigate cases in a timely manner, obtain successful prosecution, and educate the public in reference to auto theft prevention.

The Madeira Police Department's responsibilities are two fold. To conduct follow-up investigations / recovery efforts and to reduce auto theft rates through community awareness. If your vehicle is stolen, inform your local police department immediately. Criminals often use stolen vehicles to commit other crimes. You will also be required to fill out a police report.

Vehicle Protection Tips
  • Park in well-lit areas with pedestrian traffic.
  • Lock your vehicle, roll up the windows, and take your keys with you.
  • Hide valuables in a secure location, such as the trunk, under the seat or any place out of view.
  • Consider using a steering-wheel locking device to help secure your vehicle.
  • Consider installing a security alarm system for your vehicle.
  • Consider installing a tracking device in your vehicle to help recover it if it is stolen.
  • Consider VIN etching the windows of your vehicle.
  • Never leave your keys in an unattended vehicle.
  • Never leave the title to your vehicle inside your vehicle.