To combat the increased incidences of commercial vehicle and cargo theft in Florida, the Motor Carrier Compliance Office has initiated a commercial vehicle and cargo theft recovery program with significant results. Since 2001, MCCO has recovered in excess of $19 million in stolen vehicles and cargo.
MCCO is a member of two major commercial vehicle and cargo theft task forces and works closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies as well as state and federal prosecutorial authorities.
The Tactical Operations Multi Agency Cargo Anti Theft Squad (TOMCATS) is comprised of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, which engage in complex investigations of organized groups who engage in the theft of commercial vehicles and cargo. TOMCATS is based in Miami-Dade County and has participation from law enforcement agencies based in Southeast Florida. TOMCATS recovers approximately $30 million in stolen property each year.