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NOVA Police partners with Virginia State Police for VIN etching

In an effort to help drivers prevent vehicle theft, Northern Virginia Community College Police and Virginia State Police will host a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etching event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 in the B-14 Parking Lot at the Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA, 22003.

The VIN etching event is part of the Virginia State Police Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) initiative. VIN etching is a fast, simple and safe process of having the VIN etched on the window of your vehicle using a chemical solution. This lessens the possibility a thief could remove or alter the VIN number on a stolen vehicle. According to law enforcement, it is one of the most effective ways to deter auto theft.

NOVA Police and Virginia State Police invite NOVA faculty, staff, students and local residents to participate in this fast and free event in Annandale. This process will help drivers prevent auto theft, and some insurance providers even offer discounts for those with VIN etchings on their vehicles.

For additional information about VIN etching and the upcoming event at the Annandale Campus, contact Sergeant Tony Ong at tong@nvcc.edu. Visit NOVA’s Annandale webpage to view and download a map of the campus.


Media Contact: Raytevia Evans | 703.425.5839 | revans@nvcc.edu



Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.