Vin Etching This Weekend

The Clarkstown Police Crime Prevention Unit is sponsoring a free VIN (vehicle identification number) etching program to be held on Saturday, June 2 at the Clarkstown Police Department, 20 Maple Avenue, New City from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

“Watch Your Car” VIN program is a nationwide program in which vehicle owners can have the Clarkstown Police etch the vehicle’s VIN number into the windows of the vehicle. These etched numbers are difficult to remove and have been proven effective in making vehicles less likely to be targeted by car thieves.

“Watch Your Car” decal program allows owners of cars that are not normally operated during the morning hours to place two decals on their cars. The owner signs a consent form saying if the vehicle is seen being driven between the hours of 1 and 5 a.m., the police can stop the car and make sure it is not stolen or being used illegally.

New York State law provides for insurance premium discounts ranging between 2 to 5 percent when owners VIN-etch their car. This program is offered to all town residents. For more information or to make an appointment contact the Clarkstown Police Community Policing Unit at 639-5980.