Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention

The Woodbury Police Department is now participating in the Minnesota Commerce Fraud pilot program for preventing the theft of catalytic converters. 

Through the program, residents will receive labels that will  permanently mark their cars catalytic converters with unique ID numbers. Instructions for people to etch their converters themselves are included with the label kit or residents will take their labels to partnering shops in Woodbury who will use a solution to permanently etch the number into the metal.

Once registered, the unique number allows law enforcement to trace a converter back to a specific vehicle if a converter were to be stolen and later recovered. Participants will be asked to register their label numbers when they are received. Catalytic Converter Pilot Program.  

The Woodbury Police Department cannot apply the numbers to the converters but will be distributing the labels through pick up events.   

At this time, demand for the labels as exceeded our supply.   Follow us on Facebook/WoodburyPoliceFireEMS  for future label distribution events.  


Top 15 Vehicles Targeted for Catalytic Converter Theft

Chevrolet ExpressHonda ElementMitsubishi Eclipse
Ford EconolineHonda OdysseyMitsubishi Lancer
Ford F250Hyundai Santa FeMitsubishi Outlander
Honda AccordHyundai TucsonToyota Prius
Honda CRBKia SportageToyota Tundra


Catalytic Converter Label