Virginia State Police HEAT program rewards auto theft prevention efforts

The Virginia State Police Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program honored the 2017-2018 HEAT Awards recipients at the annual conference of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police in Roanoke on Sept. 10.
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NICB's 2017 Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report

Did you know that 11 Virginia cities are among the top locations for motor vehicle theft across the nation? The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released its 2017 Annual Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report, which details the US cities with the highest rates of motor vehicle theft. View the complete rankings here.


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HEAT Program Offers Tips & Prizes to Promote Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

Temperatures aren’t the only thing heating up. During the warmer months, statistics show that vehicle thefts take a substantial spike. July is nationally recognized as Vehicle Theft Prevention month and the Virginia State Police (VSP) Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program is reminding motorists to secure their unattended vehicles.
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Tips for Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

July is nationally recognized as Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. Summer is the perfect time to remind motorists to never leave your vehicle unsecured. Vehicle theft is a risk year-round, but that risk increases significantly during the warmer months.
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Summer auto theft protection tips

Did you know? Every 44 seconds a car is stolen somewhere in the U.S. With summer just around the corner, many citizens will be heading out for vacations and getaway weekends. This also means that car thieves will be actively looking for unattended vehicles to steal. By giving thieves easy access to your car, your vehicle becomes the perfect target.
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