Welcome to the Galveston County Auto Crimes Website!
The Galveston County Auto Crimes Task Force (ACTF) was founded in March of 1993 with an initial Grant from the Texas Automobile Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA), now known as the Texas Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA). ACTF continues to receive funding from the ATPA and local government entities. ACTF provides service to all of Galveston County, as well as to Southern Harris County, Brazoria County, and Matagorda County by request.
The original participating agencies were the Galveston County Sheriff's Office, the Galveston Police Department, the Hitchcock Police Department, the La Marque Police Department, the Texas City Police Department, and the Texas City Fire Marshall's Office. Current agencies can be found on the Agencies page.
Crime Prevention Programs play a large part in ACTF's efforts. Providing speakers to civic groups and instructors to law enforcement, manning mobile displays of theft deterrent devices, or manning booths at the State Fair of Texas begins the education process.
Additionally, ACTF provides analytical and investigative assistance to all Galveston County Agencies regarding major criminal occurrences. ACTF is dedicated to providing an unequaled level of service to both the citizens of Galveston County and to all law enforcement agencies in the area.