FREE VIN ETCHING AND WATCH YOUR CAR PROGRAM OFFERED IN
Albany to Albany City Residents by the City of Albany Police Department. For
more information and to participate in the program, call Sergeant Fred
Aliberti at 518 462-8017 or Office Paul Pierce at 518 458-9244.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS ARE ETCHED ONTO VEHICLE
WINDOW AS A MEANS OF THEFT PREVENTION.
SPECIAL DECALS ARE PUT ON THE FRONT AND REAR WINDOWS OF
YOUR CAR AND ALLOW POLICE STATEWIDE TO WATCH YOUR CAR BETWEEN 1 - 5 A.M.
VIN ETCHING involves etching the vehicle identification
number (VIN) onto all windows of the vehicle. This deters professional
auto thieves that steal your car to chop for parts, or to change the VIN for
retitling and resale.
The Watch Your Car Program is a national vehicle theft
prevention program that provides for the placement of special decals on your
car. These decals allow the police to STOP your vehicle between the
hours of 1 A.M. - 5 A.M. and ensure the driver is in legitimate possession of
the vehicle. THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO HAVE THE POLICE WATCH YOUR CAR
DURING NIGHTTIME HOURS.