Approximately every other month, the WSUPD hosts free VIN etching sessions for all members of our campus community. VIN Etching is a process, endorsed by many auto insurance companies, whereby the vehicle identification number is permanently etched into the surface of at least six windows of a vehicle. The process uses a custom stencil and an acid based paste. The permanent professional results provide traceable numbers in case of theft. This reduces the profit motive for auto theft. All VIN etching sessions are announced via CAMPUSWATCH emails.