Carjacking:a crime of opportunity

What would you do if a thief attempted to rob your vehicle while you were in it? Although the crime of carjacking is less common, it does occur. Which is why it is important to know what carjacking is, how to identify it, ways to avoid becoming a victim and most importantly, what to do if you become a victim of carjacking.
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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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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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