About Us

Mission Statement

Originally known as the New York Anti Car Theft Committee, NYACT was established in 1978.

Membership is comprised of representatives from most major insurance companies, law enforcement, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the New York State Insurance Department (NYSID), the New York State Police (NYSP), and other New York State Regulatory Agencies.

NYACT, funded through members' dues and contributions, was established to promote cooperation between the insurance industry, law enforcement, and other interested entities in the fight to reduce the escalating cost of vehicle theft and insurance fraud. The Association consists of all segments of the insurance industry including self insurers, law enforcement and the regulators, so that all parties necessary to the discussion of auto theft and insurance fraud matters may cooperate through the activities and educational training provided by NYACT.

Our on-going seminars update law enforcement and insurance personnel on all aspects of detecting auto related, medical, and other types of insurance claims fraud, auto theft programs and techniques. Since 1980, we have sponsored a series of training seminars for law enforcement and industry personnel throughout New York State. We support anti-theft programs such as Combat Auto Theft (CAT), Watch Your Car, undercover sting investigations, and free VIN etching programs. We keep the legislators and industry regulators informed on the issues affecting auto theft and fraud. This includes direct participation on New York City Consumer Affairs Committees and other government councils.