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HEAT Awards

Deadline is July 12, 2017

How to enter

The 2016-2017 HEAT Awards will recognize efforts made from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017. Use the forms below to nominate an agency or individual. Forms can be saved and completed at a later time but must be finalized by July 12. The deadline to enter is July 12, 2017, and HEAT Awards recipients will be notified in the weeks following.

To submit your agency or individual nomination, please select from the nomination forms below.

Submit an Individual Nomination

Submit an Agency Nomination


Recognizing the best

The Virginia State Police Help Eliminate Auto Theft program’s annual HEAT Awards are presented each fall to Virginia law enforcement agencies and individuals. To be considered for an award, nominees must exhibit excellence in at least two of the following key areas in the fight against auto theft:

  • Intelligence
  • Prevention
  • Enforcement
  • Recovery

A level playing field

HEAT Awards are structured so that agencies compete against other agencies of comparable resources and size. One agency and one individual from each category will be recognized as a HEAT Awards Winner. Additional agencies and individuals may be honored as HEAT Awards Finalists. There are four agency categories based on size of population served:

  • Fewer than 5,000 served
  • 5,001 to 20,000 served
  • 20,001 to 100,000 served
  • 100,000+ served