Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention Kits

UPDATE: The Bedford Police Department is currently on a 3-4 month waiting period for catalytic converter kits. Once the wait time for a kit decreases, the check-out form will open back up to the community. This will be communicated on the City's website and social media channels. Thank you for your patience. 

Catalytic converter theft is on the rise across the country. To combat this alarming trend, the Bedford Police Department is providing free Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention Kits for Bedford residents to engrave their vehicle’s identification number and spray paint their converter. Each kit includes a cordless engraver, high temperature paint, and how-to instructions. All kits must be returned, once completed.

Kits can be checked out Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A BPD Officer will contact residents (in order of submitted forms) to pick up a kit at the Police Station, 2121 L. Don Dodson Dr. Once all kits have been checked out, a waiting list will be created.

Catalytic Converter under a vehicle

What is a Catalytic Converter?

A catalytic converter is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exhaust emission control device that reduces toxic gases and pollutants in exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine into less toxic pollutants. Converters are typically found beneath the vehicle as part of the exhaust system.

Most catalytic converters do not have serial numbers, making it difficult for law enforcement to prove a catalytic converter is stolen.