HEAT Program Honors Virginia Sheriffs

Awards Recognize Efforts in Auto-Theft Reduction

Richmond, VA - The Virginia State Police (VSP) Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program presented awards to Virginia sheriffs in recognition of outstanding efforts in reducing vehicle theft and theft of vehicle parts in the commonwealth. The awards ceremony took place in Willliamsburg on September 12, during the annual conference of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association.


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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 Releases 2018 Annual Holiday Vehicle Theft Report

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) recently released new data that 22,770 vehicles were reported stolen on the 11 holidays in 2017. New Year’s Day tallied the most holiday thefts with 2,469. It was followed, in descending order, by President’s Day (2,312), Halloween (2,297), Memorial Day (2,290) and Labor Day (2,180).
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