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Whenever we have law enforcement teaming up to accomplish anything, you know it's going to be good. This is why I am excited to tell you about the Grand Junction Police Department and the Mesa County Sheriff's Office working together to help educate Coloradans on the dangers of "puffing" your vehicle.

To be absolutely clear: It is against the law to leave your car running while it's unattended, this is also known as "puffing". It's amazing how many people do this and end up having their vehicle stolen from their own driveway or right out in front of their home.

So to the contest part: All you have to do is submit a selfie while you are "warming up" your vehicle in the morning. You have a chance to win a remote start unit with free installation. If you want to know more about the contest click here.

Here are the guidelines:

  • Limit five (5) entries per household.
    • This contest is open to residential properties only. No businesses, please.
  • Entries must be submitted through a Facebook message to the Grand Junction Police Department or the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.
  • All entries submitted must be your own original work.
  • For any persons identifiable within the photo, the photographer must have permission to use that photo.
  • Once submitted, the City of Grand Junction retains the rights to use the image on social media, website, print, or any other medium.
  • Entries will be accepted beginning Monday, January 25, 2021, through Friday, February 5, 2021. Submissions outside that timeframe will not be considered.
  • If your photo meets the parameters of the contest and is included in the voting portion, you must be willing to provide the Grand Junction Police Department and Mesa County Sheriff’s Office with your full name, date of birth, residential address, and phone number.
  • The top two photos chosen by our panel will be deemed as the winners. Each winner will receive one remote start donated by CATPA Battle West, and free installation of the remote start donated by Konnected Auto Restyling.

Here are the exact rules:

  • No purchase is necessary.
  • No winners will be selected until after the deadline for submission.
  • Restrictions apply:
    1. The following content will not be considered:
      • Content obscene or violent in nature
      • Content with weapons or illegal paraphernalia
      • Displays breaking the law
    2. You must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license to enter, or 16 years of age with parent permission and a valid driver’s license.
    3. Only submissions by Mesa County Residents will be accepted.
    4. Mesa County Law Enforcement employees and their families are not eligible to win.
    5. You must have the legal authority to install the prize on your selected vehicle.
    6. The vehicle in which the remote start is to be installed must be compatible with the "Viper" remote start. If your vehicle is not compatible, the prize will go to the entrant with the next highest votes. Please see https://konnected-auto-restylin.business.site/ determine if your vehicle is compatible.
    7. No cash value will be paid in lieu of the prize.
  • The estimated retail value of each remote start with installation is $430.
  • The deadline for submission is February 5, 2021, at 11:59 pm.
  • Chances of winning depend on the number of entrants. Only two (2) remote start kits with installation will be given away.
  • Sponsored by: CATPA BATTLE West, c/o Sgt. Chavez, 555 Ute Ave., Grand Junction CO 81501.
  • Voting:
    1. Voting will take place the week of February 8-12, 2021
    2. In the event of a tie, the Grand Junction Police department will cast the deciding vote.

Winners will be announced on the Grand Junction Police Department and Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Pages

Good luck to those who enter.

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