Archive for March, 2013

Officer VanAntwerp and Hawkeye Receive Award

Officer VanAntwerp and HawkeyeThe United States Police Canine Association, Region 3 Annual Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, March 23rd in Clinton, MD. Officer Bill VanAntwerp and his K-9 partner Hawkeye received an award for 1st place in the 2012 Patrol Dog 1 Certification. Congratulations to Officer VanAntwerp and K9 Hawkeye!

Free VIN Etching Offered on April 6th in Manassas

Are you looking for a way to deter auto thieves? Bring your vehicles to Walmart, 9401 Liberia Avenue in Manassas, on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for free VIN etching on all of your windows.   The event – sponsored by the Prince William County and Manassas City police departments as well as the Virginia State Police’s H.E.A.T. Program and Walmart – is free to all motorists.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etching is one of the most effective means to deter auto theft that is currently available. Etching is a fast, safe and simple process of having a vehicle’s VIN engraved onto its windows using a chemical solution. Once the VIN has been etched on all the windows, a car thief must strip and replace every piece of glass in order to profit off the sale of the stolen vehicle or its parts   Many thieves will not attempt this time-consuming and costly procedure, therefore deterring them from stealing VIN-etched vehicles.

For more information about this event, please contact Officer Jason Alicie at 703-792-4425. For information about the H.E.A.T. Program, visit their website at