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Fritz Grimsley
CHP COMMISIONER'S UNIT CITATION
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ORANGE COUNTY AUTO THEFT TASK FORCE
A Multijursidictional Law Enforcement Program
OCATT mourns the loss of Fritz Grimsley
September 14, 2004Click here to learn more about Fritz

About Us

The Orange County Auto Theft Task Force (OCATT) is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program.  OCATT investigates, arrests and prosecutes professional and career criminals responsible for Orange County, California, vehicle thefts.

Many Orange County law enforcement agencies are involved in OCATT, which officially began operations in July, 1993.  OCATT currently has twelve full-time auto theft detectives assigned from local law enforcement agencies, one lieutenant, two sergeants, one full-time deputy district attorney, one administrative assistant, and a full time accountant.  Agents / Investigators from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, California Department of Corrections / Parole, the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the California Department of Insurance, and the Orange County Probation Department also participate in the program.

OCATT's operational objectives are:

- Locate, investigate, arrest and prosecute the professional auto thief 
- Reduce vehicle theft 
- Increase stolen vehicle recovery 
- Identify suspicious business locations for chop shop activity 
- Provide a centralized location for vehicle theft investigations, expertise, assistance and cooperation, and training for local police agencies and insurance company special investigation units
- Identify, evaluate and document various trends and patterns of vehicle theft
- Interface with local law enforcement, the public, and private industry 
- Provide a public awareness forum through training and the local media 


OCATT Personnel Remembered

OCATT Founding Members - 1993

Our Missing Members (Now part of God's team)

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Fritz Grimsley
CHP Border
September 14, 2004

Arthur DeLuca
Orange Co D.A.
July 16, 2011

Bruce Stanley
Orange Co Sheriffs
December 16, 2011

Kenneth Pate
Westminster P.D.
April 28, 2012

Jim Hayes
Buena Park P.D.
September 1, 2015

Garth Wilson
Costa Mesa P.D.
February 24, 2017

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