Automobile Theft Prevention Authority - 551-0108-18

Description of Agency

The Automobile Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA) was established by Public Act 10 of 1986 to reduce motor vehicle theft in the State of Michigan. The ATPA is funded by an annual assessment on automobile insurance companies at a rate of $1 per motor vehicle, including private passenger and commercial vehicles. The ATPA board awards annual grants to law enforcement agencies, prosecutors’ offices, and nonprofit organizations for four main programs: investigation, apprehension, prosecution, and prevention. In fiscal year 2017, the ATPA received $7.3 million in assessments and issued $5.5 million in grants

Audit Objectives

  1. To assess the effectiveness of ATPA in administering grants for automobile theft prevention programs.

  2. To determine the appropriateness of ATPA expenditures.


Estimated Release Date: February 2019

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