The department is aware of increased local catalytic converter thefts, which are a nuisance and decrease the quality of life in our community. We have dedicated resources to work on this problem and are investigating those responsible. Community members are encouraged to take proactive crime prevention measures to reduce the chance of being victimized. 

As a part of our response, Everett Police initiated Project CATCON ID to promote theft prevention techniques. Everett residents are asked to engrave the last 8 digits of their vehicle identification number (VIN) on the catalytic converter and highlight the number with high temperature paint. If your converter is stolen and reported, if recovered, we can track it back to the owner and solve crimes.

For other ways to protect your vehicle, view our catalytic converter theft prevention sheet.

Thieves are not just stealing catalytic converters, license plates and cars themselves are also targets. You can protect yourself from vehicle theft by buying a vehicle club at our North Precinct for 16 dollars.

We also encourage anti-theft locking screws for license plates that can be purchased from various third-party retailers. 

To learn more about how to protect your car, view our auto theft reduction sheet, or check out additional brochures from the Washinton Auto Theft Prevention Authority and Puget Sound Auto Theft Task Force.

Ongoing Project CATCON ID Partners:

Z Sport Automotive:

We are excited to have partnered with Z Sport Automotive! Conveniently located on the corner of 35th St and Smith Ave and if you get any service done with them, such as an oil change or get a check engine light diagnosed, they will offer a catalytic converter engraving and highlighting for no additional charge! 

For more information, contact Z sports at (425) 320-1498 or visit their website at

  • Engrave your catalytic converter with any service for no additional fee
  • Engraving highlighted with high temperature paint
  • Ongoing offer, contact Z Sport to make an appointment

Upcoming Project CATCON ID Events

New Project CATCON ID event on April 30th!

All questions for this event should be direct to the Everett Police Department media line, 425-257-7444.   

 We are excited again to be partnering with Sno-Isle Tech and the National Insurance Crime Bureau to have another free Project Cat Con ID event! Sno-Isle tech’s Automotive Technology students will engrave your catalytic converter for free! The school’s Criminal Justice students will be on hand to help with traffic control.

 While you wait to have your vehicle engraved, there will be a fish fry fundraiser for the school culinary arts program!

 It is a first come first serve event, only the first 200 vehicles will be serviced! The event will only take place during the following hours, no vehicles will be serviced outside of the listed date and hours.

 Date: April 30th, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

No appointment is necessary, it is a first come first serve event, and only 200 vehicles will be serviced.

Location: Sno-Isle Tech, 9001 Airport Rd, Everett WA, 98204.

Please do not call or go to Sno-Isle's campus to ask questions, direct any questions about this event to the Everett Police Department 

Everett's Project CATCON ID is supported by the National Insurance Crime Bureau who awarded a grant to assist with program implementation.

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