Bicycle Anti-Theft Program (BAT)

In 2018, 143 bicycles were reported stolen in Charlotte County. A number that we continue to try and lower by implementing the Bicycle Anti-Theft (BAT) program. This program was created with intentions of returning lost or stolen bicycles, golf carts, and even kayaks to their owners.

Deputy Miller flips over bicycles to retrieve serial numbers

When an owner fills out a BAT application while attending a registration event, information such as the items serial number and identifying features are recorded. The item registered will be given a specific identification number and entered into our database. When property is recovered that is registered with our BAT program, detectives will search the database to potentially determine the rightful owner.

For more information regarding our BAT program or how to schedule a registration event, please contact our Crime Prevention Unit at or call 941-639-2101

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