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HEAT Program Honors Virginia Law Enforcement Agencies and Officers

Awards Recognize Efforts in Auto-Theft Reduction

RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia State Police (VSP) Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program presented awards to three Virginia police departments and nine police officers to recognize their efforts in reducing vehicle theft and theft of vehicle parts in the commonwealth. The awards ceremony took place on August 26 during the annual conference of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police and Foundation held in Norfolk.


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Statewide Awareness Campaign Launches to Protect Virginians from Motor Vehicle Theft

Just in time for this week’s Arctic winter blast, the Virginia State Police (VSP) Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) Program is launching of a new statewide campaign aimed at reducing the chances of Virginians having their vehicles stolen from in front of their residences or in parking lots.
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Virginia State Police Remind Motorists to Secure Unattended Vehicles

The Virginia State Police Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program is urging citizens to think twice before leaving their vehicles unattended with the keys inside. During the cooler months and holiday shopping season, securing your vehicle is vital in preventing a potential theft.


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NICB's 2017 Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report

Did you know that 11 Virginia cities are among the top locations for motor vehicle theft across the nation? The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released its 2017 Annual Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report, which details the US cities with the highest rates of motor vehicle theft. View the complete rankings here.


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Tips for Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

July is nationally recognized as Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. Summer is the perfect time to remind motorists to never leave your vehicle unsecured. Vehicle theft is a risk year-round, but that risk increases significantly during the warmer months.
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