Auto Theft and Car Break-In Prevention

Auto thefts and car break-ins continue to plague Colorado, and Castle Rock is not exempt. The Castle Rock Police Department believes many of these stolen vehicles are used to commit other crimes in the Town which is why it's crucial we work together to reduce these crimes of opportunity.

CRPD continues to lead the charge in the fight against auto thefts in Colorado. According to the CATPA Metropolitan Auto Theft Task Force, in 2022 Castle Rock saw a 15% decrease in auto thefts. This followed a 25% decrease of auto thefts in 2021. 

While Castle Rock continues to trend in the right direction, it takes all of us to keep our community safe. View the sections below for tips to prevent auto thefts and car break-ins.

  1. Reminders for home
  2. Reminders while out
  3. Lock It Up campaign
  4. Additional information

Reminders before bed9PM routine includes locking doors, turning on lights and removing valuables from cars before bed

Every night, the Castle Rock Police Department encourages you to follow the #9pmRoutine to protect your property. These reminders include the following:

  • Remove all valuables from your car
  • Lock your car and bring the keys with you into the house
  • If possible, park your vehicle in a garage
  • Keep your garage door closed at all times - especially once you go to bed
  • Turn on all outside house lights
  • Make sure all home security cameras are on and working, if applicable
  • Report all suspicious behavior to CRPD