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.
7 December 2016
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.
5 December 2016
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…
1 December 2016
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.
28 November 2016
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.
24 November 2016
Police across the UK are once again cracking down on foreign criminals using the roads.
21 November 2016
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…
17 November 2016
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.