FREE VIN Etching & HEAT Registration Event
FREE!!! H.E.A.T. Registration & VIN Etching Help End Auto Theft Saturday, February 25, 2012 9
- When:Saturday, February 25, 2012, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Where:Parkway Baptist Church
FREE!!! H.E.A.T. Registration & VIN Etching
Help End Auto Theft
Saturday, February 25, 2012 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Parkway Baptist Church (4802 N. John Stockbauer)
WHY? A car is stolen in Texas every five and a half minutes. Enrolling in the HEAT program and having your vehicle VIN etched will greatly reduce your chances of becoming a victim of vehicle theft.
HEAT (Help End Auto Theft): is a statewide vehicle registration program sponsored by the Texas Department of Public Safety that assists law enforcement officials in identifying stolen vehicles. Any vehicle owner in Texas can register their vehicle in the HEAT program. A vehicle registered with the HEAT program will have decals placed on the front and rear window. Statistics show that most vehicles are stolen between the hours of 1:00am and 5:00am. These decals authorize law enforcement officers to stop the vehicle between 1:00am and 5:00am, anywhere in Texas. The vehicle ownership will also be verified anytime the vehicle passes from Texas into Mexico.
VIN Etching: Every vehicle is equipped with a Vehicle Identification Number plate on the dash board. These plates are easily replaced with new, fake plates by auto thieves. When the windows are etched with the VIN number a thief has to replace all the windows and dispose of the glass. This will cost the thief time and money, so when the thief sees the etching he will move on to another vehicle. Etching may also increase the resale value of your vehicle and some insurances offer a discount (check with your insurance agent).
You will need to have a current driver’s license; automobile insurance and the registered owner must be present.
HEAT registration and VIN etching is also offered through the Crime Prevention Unit located in the Victoria Mall by appointment.
For more information contact The Victoria Police Department Crime Prevention Unit
at (361) 485-3808, or stop by the Office located in the Victoria Mall next to Chic-fil-A.