HEAT is celebrating its 25th anniversary!

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information about a stolen vehicle

Your tips could earn you up to $25,000.

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are stolen each year in Virginia.

Learn how to protect yourself from becoming the next victim.

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total more than $55,000,000 annually.

Check out these prevention devices to help protect your vehicle.

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Have information about a stolen vehicle or chop shop?

You may be eligible for a $25,000 reward.

Submit an anonymous tip or call (800) 947-HEAT.

About HEAT

The Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program teaches citizens how to prevent theft of vehicles and vehicle parts,
crimes that cost 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.

HEAT celebrates 25 years!

See all the ways HEAT has been educating Virginians about auto theft prevention.

Auto Theft Prevention

auto theft prevention

Learn about the ways that you can lessen your chances of being a victim of auto theft.

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How To Spot Auto Theft

auto theft

Be aware of the signs. Learn about the different types of auto theft and how to identify them.

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VIN Etching Events

VIN Etching events

VIN Etchings are an easy way to deter potential auto thieves. Find an event near you.

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Auto Theft Quiz

Auto Theft Quiz

Test your knowledge and take the H.E.A.T. auto theft quiz today to receive a free gift.

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