JLR commits £1m to fighting vehicle theft

JLR has announced it will invest upwards of £1m to help police forces around the country prevent organised crimes targeting its vehicles for theft.

The investment will help deliver dedicated resources to police forces operating in vehicle theft ‘hot spots’, while also supporting the creation of new national policing unit to gather intelligence.

Pilot operations have already begun with two police forces which have resulted in the recovery of stolen vehicles.

Meanwhile, JLR is also supporting UK authorities by sharing vehicle location and telematics data and has trained more than 650 officers to assist the search of recovered stolen vehicles and seizure of the tools used.

Patrick McGillycuddy, managing director of JLR UK, said:

“We are constantly developing our systems and security features and through our close collaboration with police, we stay ahead of any emerging methods and quickly deploy anti-theft measures. This additional investment, coupled with our other ongoing and proactive action, shows our commitment to supporting the authorities in having a tangible impact on combating this issue in the UK.”

This new investment comes after JLR announced earlier this year that it would support drivers pay their surging insurance premiums by contributing up to £150pm for certain models.