The Sheriff’s Department has been seeing an uptick in catalytic converter thefts within our jurisdiction. For those unaware, a catalytic converter is an emission control device for your exhaust. The aim for thieves when stealing your converter is not the converter itself, but instead the few pieces of precious metals the converter accumulates. There are some steps you can take to help safeguard your converter, which we have detailed below. We have also included a link to a very informative video about the rise of converter thefts.