July is Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

Summertime is prime time for auto theft, which is why the Virginia State Police Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program is reminding motorists to secure their unattended vehicles.


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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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Virginia State Police HEAT program rewards auto theft prevention efforts

The Virginia State Police Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program honored the 2015-2016 HEAT Awards recipients at the annual conferences of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association in Tysons Corner on Sept. 13 and the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police in Roanoke on Sept. 19.
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