Bakersfield Police were granted $3,000 at Wednesday's City Council meeting to go towards the purchase of over 250 anti-theft devices.
The devices, known as "The Club" will be provided at no cost to registered owners of the top five most commonly reported stolen vehicles in the area.
According to BPD Honda Civics (1990 to 2000), Honda Accords (1990 to 2000), Chevrolet Silverados (2000 to 2008), GMC Sierras (2000 to 2008) and Acura Integras (1990 to 2000) are the top five most commonly reported stolen vehicles in the Bakersfield area.
To receive an anti-theft device, valid proof of registration for a vehicle that fits the above criteria and a valid driver’s license will be required. As these devices are provided to registered owners, officers will collect information for use in tracking inventory and measuring the effectiveness of the project.
Last year 2,777 car thefts were reported to Bakersfield Police.
BPD says the devices will be given out at future community events.