Ever purchased something from an individual and wondered if maybe it was stolen? Now the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office offers a new program to help protect the public from purchasing stolen items.

The program called “Hot File” is a simple program to ensure that property is not stolen, including vehicles, guns and general property. You can also check to see if a person has outstanding warrants.

The program is simple, visit the Sheriff’s Website at www.lawrencecountysheriffsoffice.com and click on the ACIC link on the right side of the page. Once there click on the “Forms” tab at the top of the page and click the “Hot File Check Form”. Print this form and fill in the information and mail or drop off at the Sheriff’s Office, there is a $10 fee for the service.