NICB Participates in Successful Etching Event Hosted by Newport News Police Department

NNPD Group

The NICB partnered with the Newport News Police Department, the Virginia State Police and the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association at a vehicle etching and engraving event at police headquarters on August 26, 2023. 

NNPD Registration

Citizens registered for the event through the NNPD’s Facebook page

Cat Etch
cat coverter

The event hosts worked together to etch unique identifiers on 93 vehicles 

window engraving
window engraving

The event included window glass etching 

On Saturday, August 26, 2023, the NICB attended a catalytic converter VIN engraving & windows (glass) etching event at Newport News Police Headquarters in Newport News, VA. 

Citizens came from various jurisdictions of the Virginia Peninsula and Southside Hampton Roads. The staff efficiently provided etching services to 93 vehicles during this one-day event. 

This event was attended by members of Newport News Police Department, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), and the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA).  Auto theft and catalytic converter theft prevention materials were provided by the Virginia State Police HEAT program and the NICB. Additionally, the Newport News Police Department distributed gun locks as part of their gun safety outreach program.