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Virginia State Police HEAT program receives international recognition

Virginia State Police was honored with three awards during the 2017 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference held this week in Philadelphia. The Department received two awards recognizing its Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program and its support and assistance during a multi-agency investigation into a terrorist threat.
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Virginia State Police HEAT Awards Announced

The Virginia State Police Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program on Tuesday announced its 2016-2017 HEAT Awards recipients.
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CBS 6 interviews HEAT program coordinator for 25th anniversary

First Sgt. Steve Hall, the program coordinator for HEAT, was recently interviewed by CBS 6 on the program's initiatives that have helped decrease auto theft in Virginia for the past 25 years.
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HEAT celebrates 25th anniversary

The Virginia State Police Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program is celebrating 25 years of auto theft prevention.
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Virginia State Police remind motorists to secure unattended vehicles

There were 8,103 auto thefts in the Commonwealth in 2015, and the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports that the keys or key fob had been left in 1,890 of those. Virginia State Police Special Agent Peter Lazear said the problem may be even greater than what the numbers show.

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