The Auto Theft Division is responsible for investigating thefts of motor vehicles and vehicle parts, as well as investigating burglaries of motor vehicles. It is also responsible for the regulation of automotive related businesses. The division is organized into the following six units:
Grants, which manages grant-funded initiatives;
Proactive, which focuses on emerging crime trends and deploys bait vehicles;
Incoming Case Investigations;
Support Services, which coordinates division administrative activities and functions;
Special Investigations, which includes the Property Disposition Squad, Violent Crimes Task Force, Identity Theft/Document Fraud, and Case Management; and
Auto Dealers Detail, which is responsible for licensing and regulating Houston’s automotive industry through inspections and investigation of citizen complaints.