Nov 27, 2013
Yesterday, Peoria County State's Attorney Jerry Brady attended his first meeting of the State of Illinois' Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council since his appointment to the council by Governor Pat Quinn on October 11, 2013. Replacing former member Bradley Paisley, Brady will serve on the council until his term expires on January 19, 2015. The Illinois Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council was created by statute in 2011 to combat motor vehicle theft in Illinois. Since its establishment, vehicle theft offenses have dropped by 64% statewide and the number of arrests, prosecutions, and convictions has increased significantly during the same time period.
State's Attorney Brady is appreciative of the appointment, "Any time the Governor appoints you to a council, it's an honor and this appointment is no exception. I consider myself fortunate to have been considered and subsequently selected, and I will do my best to ensure continued success for the council for the duration of my term."
In addition to implementing statewide plans and strategies to combat motor vehicle theft, the Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council is responsible for collecting and administering special trust funds derived from a $1.00 assessment applied to all private passenger insurance policies written by insurers in Illinois. As a result, the Council distributes approximately $6.5 million in grant funds annually to those who implement programs to combat or prevent vehicle theft, including the State & Local Auto Theft Enforcement (S.L.A.T.E.) task force. S.L.A.T.E. is one of six auto theft task forces in the state and is comprised of law enforcement officers from the Illinois State Police, Peoria County Sheriff's Office, Peoria Police Department, and Woodford County Sheriff's Office.
For more information on Brady's appointment, please call the Peoria County State's Attorney's Office at (309) 672-6900.
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