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.

International Association of Auto theft Investigators European Branch

About IAATI

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.

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

7 December 2016

Cadets check nearly 700 cars as part of vehicle crime crackdown

The Kettering unit of the Northamptonshire Emergency Services Cadets devised the operation to help prevent the potential crime of valuables being targeted in cars in the run-up to Christmas.  

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5 December 2016

UK: Hi-tech car theft warning to drivers at M4 service stations

UK: Drivers have been warned that hi-tech thieves are targeting vehicles parked at motorway service stations. Thames Valley police said there have been 14 thefts from a range of vehicles at services on the M4 in Berkshire. In many of the cases there was no obvious sign of a break in and no damage was…

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5 December 2016

Car-theft victim left car running

A woman who left her car running while she dashed into a shopping centre in Melbourne's north won't be making the same mistake again.

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1 December 2016

Car Locks Itself, Trapping Seattle Thief Inside

Car company employees were able to lock the car remotely, allowing police to capture the alleged car thief.

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1 December 2016

Car Thieves Stay Busy Around the Holidays

NICB Says Car Thieves Stay Busy Around the Holidays When you’re making the rounds at the stores this holiday season, make sure your car isn’t on someone’s gift list. Unattended vehicles, especially those loaded with valuables, make attractive targets for thieves.

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28 November 2016

Stolen transit van ‘ringing’ gang jailed for thefts in UK worth…

The vehicle 'ringing' gang was uncovered they were handling stolen vehicles and selling them on to unsuspecting buyers in a criminal operation worth more than £750,000.

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24 November 2016

Operation Trivium 7: police prepare fresh crackdown on mobile criminality

Police across the UK are once again cracking down on foreign criminals using the roads.

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21 November 2016

A list of prevention advice for vehicle theft

Hampshire Constabulary UK: Recently we have seen a series of crime involving offenders stealing or attempting to steal vehicles.

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21 November 2016

International criminal gang who stole high end supercars including a £300,000…

A cocky gang of international car thieves stole a £300,000 Lamborghini and then planned to claim the €10,000 reward offered by its owner, Spanish police have revealed. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3952332/International-criminal-gang-stole-high-end-supercars-including-300-000-Lamborghini-tried-claim-10-000-euro-reward-turned-Essex-showroom.html#ixzz4QcWa1CiM…

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17 November 2016

Gardaí target stolen cars in latest crackdown on crime

Gardaí have arrested a man in his 30s in Dublin in relation to an operation targetting stolen cars. Under Operation Thor an ongoing focus is being placed on tackling people stealing cars and selling them online.

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