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How It Works Presented by HEAT 11/11. What is HEAT? –HEAT (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts) is Michigan's auto theft prevention and reward program which coordinates.

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1 How It Works Presented by HEAT 11/11

2 What is HEAT? –HEAT (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts) is Michigan's auto theft prevention and reward program which coordinates citizen action with law enforcement agencies through confidential reporting of stolen vehicles, chop shops, and suspected auto theft activities including insurance fraud, identity theft and carjackings.

3 Make The Call If the tip is called into 1(800) 242-HEAT, our team of specially trained operators will take your information on these auto theft related crimes 24/7: Straight Thefts Carjackings Theft Rings Auto Theft Related Ins. Fraud Chop Shops Auto Theft Related Identity Theft

4 Provide Information Information can be given anonymously; Operator will assign a 5-digit control number – keep it! o Your control number is needed to check a tip status or to provide additional information.

5 Submit a Tip Electronically at Provides the same level of confidentiality as calling in a tip. A control number is assigned once you click on the “Submit Form” button.

6 Tip Transfer & Review All tip information is sent electronically to the Michigan State Police for review. Call Center or Online User Michigan State Police

7 Tip Assignment The Michigan State Police assigns the tip based on the jurisdiction of the crime.

8 Tip Investigation Opens Law enforcement follows up on the tipster’s information. The tipster will not be contacted during the investigation process unless he/she has given permission.

9 Results of the Investigation Law enforcement submits the results of the investigation to HEAT. Tipsters should allow 30 days after the tip is made before checking on the status.

10 Eligible Tipsters If an arrest is made and law enforcement determines that the tipster’s information was helpful, the tipster is eligible for a reward.

11 Reward Determined The amount of the reward is determined by a committee and a reward check is authorized.

12 Up to $1,000 for the arrest and warrant of individuals suspected of auto theft, auto theft related insurance fraud and/or auto theft related identity theft. $2,000 for the arrest and warrant of a carjacking suspect. Up to $10,000 for the arrest and binding over for trial of suspected theft ring members and/or chop shop operators. Reward Parameters

13 Thank You For further information about HEAT, please go to our website at HEAT.com. Launch HEAT Website


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