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 is now possible. 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 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

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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19 June 2017

Thieves continue to target Ford cars in Sutton Coldfield theft spree

A SPATE of car thefts have seen more Ford models being targeted with thieves overriding security systems.

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16 June 2017

INDIA I&B ministry official’s car with home ministry sticker…

New Delhi: A car belonging to an official of the information and broadcasting ministry, bearing a home ministry sticker was allegedly stolen from west Delhi's Hari Nagar, police said on Sunday.

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13 June 2017

Payback order of £7,000 after more than £100,000 worth of stolen cars…

Dean Cronin was working at the top level of a criminal network with Daniel Gordon where luxury cars were stolen from driveways and sold on

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5 June 2017

Just a Pair of These $11 Radio Gadgets Can Steal a Car

For years, automakers and hackers have known about a clever attack that spoofs the signal from a wireless car key fob to open a vehicle’s doors, and even drive it away. But even after repeated demonstrations—and real thefts—the technique still works on a number of models.

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2 June 2017

Vehicle Crime Seminar Tomar Portugal

Between 31 may and 2 June there has been a seminar in Tomar, Portugal. IAATI European Branch participate as a partner. 2 days traning with Police and seperate confernece to private sector. Police attendees was about 50 and private participants about 30 from Portuguese stakeholders. Seminar was organized…

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29 May 2017

Avoid auto theft lock doors

LANSING — With warmer weather comes another potential opportunity for vehicle theft because of an open window or unlocked door. A vehicle is stolen every 44 seconds in the United States, and nearly half of those thefts occur because a door was unlocked or the keys were left in the ignition.

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24 May 2017

These five ‘little white lies’ could kill your insurance cover

You may think there's no harm in a little white lie - but when it comes to your insurance policy. According to a survey by money-saving website VoucherCodesPro a shockingly high number of drivers have deliberately told porkies to try and lower their insurance premium. The Mirror reported an astounding…

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19 May 2017

NICB: Motorcycle Thefts Post Increase in 2016

DES PLAINES, Ill., May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released a report on motorcycle thefts in the United States for 2016.  A total of 46,467 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2016 compared with 45,555 reported stolen in 2015 — an increase…

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16 May 2017

Applied DNA Sciences Fighting International Gang Collaboration for Car…

STONY BROOK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (“Applied DNA”)(NASDAQ:APDN), a provider of DNA-based supply chain, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technology, product genotyping and DNA mass production for diagnostics, is helping break up international gangs of car thieves.

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