Welcome to IAATI European Branch

IAATI is the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators.

This association was founded in the USA in 1952. Since 1989 we have a European Branch with members from 30 countries.

25 Oct 2017 to 27 Oct 2017 28th IAATI European Branch Annual Training Seminar - 2017

Next annual EB-IAATI Training Seminar will be held in Prague, Czech Republic between 25-27 October 2017. Registration and hotel reservaton, use documents attached ROOMS ARE TO BE RESERVED BY YOURSELF DIRECT TO THE HOTEL BY SEPARATE HOTEL-FORM Attention: there are only 175 rooms reserved!!! When the contingent rooms is full used,  IAATI is not responsible…



IAATI is a non-profit organization of both public and private professionals. The membership is made up from representatives of serving and retired police-officers, custom officers, insurance companies and their investigators, vehicle rental companies, car leasing companies, members of the vehicle licensing organizations, vehicle manufacturers, lawyers and many others with a legitimate professional interest in vehicle investigation, prevention and education.

Our officers, executive board and various committee chairs are elected from the general membership. Our most effective weapon to combat car crime related offences co-operation between all levels. Members of IAATI are not busy with combating car theft only, but also with other car or heavy equipment related crime.

Through our website and forum members can find other members worldwide. We organize an annual meeting and because we have members in many countries of Europe, every year we select a country to host this seminar. These seminars as well as contact between the members provide the opportunity to network and keep up with the latest developments.


For more information read our about us page.

Jari Tiainen
EB-IAATI president

Latest News

21 August 2017

Stolen pickup explodes outside police houses in Pattani

One of six pickup trucks stolen from a car dealer in Songkhla on Wednesday was fitted with explosives and detonated outside a row of police residences in Pattani early on Thursday.  

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14 August 2017

Countryside crime cost £39m in 2016 says insurers

Rural crime has been estimated to cost the UK £39m, with many farmers feeling "under siege" from thieves. Lincolnshire was the worst-hit English county with a cost of £2.5m, according to a report by NFU Mutual.

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9 August 2017

Honolulu passes legislation to ban pedestrian texting

Look both ways before you cross the street; and if you're in Honolulu, make sure to put away your phone, too. This week, the city became the first major U.S. city to pass legislation targeting texters and other "distracted walkers" as they step off the curb. 

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7 August 2017

Auto-lifting gang busted, stolen vehicles recovered

Agra police made a major breakthrough when they busted an auto-lifting gang involved in several hundred of vehicles theft in the region. Besides arresting over half a dozen members of the gang, cops recovered over a dozen two-wheelers, engines of at least three dozen stolen two wheelers, bodies and other…

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4 August 2017

Stolen-car gang right out of luck

SPAIN’S Guardia Civil, collaborating with police colleagues from Austria, France and Portugal, have smashed a gang who were transporting stolen cars from Europe to North Africa.

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31 July 2017

Police tracking stolen BMW find THIRTEEN robbed cars and 1.6 tonnes of…

The sizeable haul was discovered after detectives managed to track down the robbed car. Detectives have recovered 13 stolen vehicles and vehicle parts and seized 1.6 tonnes of adulterants and a quantity of drugs at a compound on Strand Road

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20 July 2017

Grand theft auto: How Porsches, Lamborghinis stolen from UK end up in Thailand

More than 120 top-of-the-range sports cars have since been seized, including some identified as stolen from Britain. Dozens of supercars including Lamborghinis, Porsches and BMWs have been stolen from the streets of Britain and shipped to Thailand in a complex scam that police from both countries are…

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12 July 2017

Switzerland cancels alcohol interlock programme

Switzerland has announced plans to cancel implementation of an alcohol interlock programme for convicted drink drivers one week after receiving ETSC’s PIN Award for long-term efforts to reduce road safety.

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29 June 2017

Up to 40% of road deaths in Europe are work-related

As new figures show road deaths in the European Union have not decreased in three years, a report from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) says employers, national governments and the European Union must step-up efforts to tackle the problem of work-related road risk.  

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25 June 2017

Crime drops in SRHA communities

The board of the Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority is weighing whether to continue paying for extra law enforcement services after a positive report on crime numbers on SRHA properties. Extra law enforcement services have been provided since about 2013, after a summer that saw two homicides…

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