2020 HEAT AWARDS ANNOUNCED
The Virginia State Police Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program is pleased to announce awards to six Virginia law enforcement agencies and 39 officers to recognize their efforts to reduce vehicle theft and theft of vehicle parts in Virginia.
Use common sense to protect your ride
Last year, more than 10,500 vehicles were stolen in Virginia. The Virginia State Police HEAT Program is committed to reducing that number. But we can’t do it alone. We need every driver to do their part.
About the HEAT program
For more than 25 years, HEAT has been providing Virginians with the knowledge and resources they need to prevent becoming victims of auto theft.
3 Tips to Prevent Auto Theft
We educate citizens how to prevent the theft of vehicles, a crime that costs Virginians millions of dollars each year.
HEAT provides an online tip submission form for citizens to report information concerning the theft of vehicles, vehicle parts or chop shop operations. Information remains confidential throughout the process, and tips leading to arrests are eligible for rewards of up to $25,000.