The department is aware of increased local catalytic converter thefts which are a nuisance and decrease the quality of life in our community. We have dedicated resources to work on this problem and are investigating those responsible. Community members are encouraged to take proactive crime prevention measures to reduce the chance of being victimized. 

As a part of our response, Everett Police initiated Project CATCON ID to promote theft prevention techniques. Vehicle owners are asked to engrave the last 8 digits of their vehicle identification number (VIN) on the catalytic converter and highlight the number with high temperature paint. If your converter is stolen and reported, if recovered, we can track it back to the owner and solve crimes.

For other ways to protect your vehicle, view our catalytic converter theft prevention sheet.

Next community CATCON ID event:


January 8, 2022


8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


City of Everett - Public Works
3200 Cedar St
Everett, WA 98201

  • Engrave your catalytic converter at NO COST!
  • Engraving highlighted with high temperature paint
  • Plan for 45 minutes

No appointment necessary!

Everett's Project CATCON ID is supported by the National Insurance Crime Bureau who awarded a grant to assist with program implementation.

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