The Michigan Auto Theft Organization is called Help Eliminate Auto Thefts (HEAT). It is Michigan’s auto theft prevention and citizens’ reward program. By coordinating citizen action with law enforcement agencies, H.E.A.T encourages citizens to report auto thefts and suspicious activity.
Citizens can report through a confidential 800 number or online. Tipsters are encouraged to report stolen vehicles, chop shops, and suspected Michigan auto theft activities including insurance fraud, identity theft and carjackings. Tipsters are rewarded if the tips result in a conviction and the law enforcement agencies determine that the tip was helpful.
Call in your tip to 1(800) 242-HEAT. The HEAT team of specially trained operators will take your information on these Michigan auto theft related crimes 24/7:
Your control number is needed to check a tip status or to provide additional information and it provides the same level of confidentiality as calling in a tip.
A control number is assigned once you click on the “Submit Form” button
All Michigan auto theft tip information is sent electronically to the Michigan State Police for review
The Michigan State Police assigns the tip based on the jurisdiction of the crime
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.
Rewards 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.
For further information about HEAT, please go to their website at:
How To Report A Tip Of A Michigan Auto Theft
By calling 1-800-242-HEAT, callers can offer information on auto theft activity throughout Michigan. The HEAT® tip line is a confidential toll-free hotline. The tip line is monitored by the Michigan State Police Criminal Investigation Section, which directs tip information to the appropriate police agencies throughout the state.
The HEAT® tip line is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If the auto theft activity is in progress please call your local police, then call 1-800-242-HEAT®. Tipsters may also report auto theft activities confidentially online!
Whether you call the HEAT® tip line or submit a tip online, the Michigan State Police forwards your tip to the appropriate law enforcement agency for immediate investigation.
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