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

22 September 2017

Austrian Bundeskriminalamt arrests a Most Wanted fugitive sought by Sweden

The suspect had attempted to murdered his wife A 39-year-old Somali national,  who was wanted by the Swedish authorities, was arrested in Vienna on 19 September 2017 as a result of the excellent cooperation among the members of the  European Network of Fugitive Active Search Teams (ENFAST).

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18 September 2017

Insurance hike fears for off-road vehicles after European court ruling…

Owners of quad bikes, golf buggies and motorised lawnmowers and other vehicles on private land could soon be forced to take out third party insurance, industry bodies are warning.

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11 September 2017

2017 European Police Chiefs Convention: largest ever gathering of global…

On 6 and 7 September 2017, over 550 police chiefs and senior law enforcement representatives from all over the world gathered at Europol’s headquarters for the 2017 European Police Chiefs Convention

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6 September 2017

Dramatic moment thieves use Land Rover to steal a cash machine and drag…

Thieves showered sparks across the street when they tried to drag a cash machine with a stolen Land Rover. Dramatic CCTV clips show the gang in the Scottish border town of Innerleithan earlier this morning

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2 September 2017

Back from watery grave: car stolen in 1979 in France

A blue Peugeot 104 stolen in the heart of France's Champagne country in 1979 is being reunited with its owner — 38 years later — after French police pulled it, in surprisingly good shape but crawling with crayfish, from a murky swamp.

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30 August 2017

International gangs staging car crashes to claim insurance

Motor crashes staged by international gangs have emerged as one of the most common types of fraud in Ireland. The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) warned that international fraudsters are taking advantage of the country’s high compensation payouts.

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28 August 2017

Stolen cars recovered in Spanish operation targeting vehicle trafficking

ALGECIRAS, Spain -  An operation targeting the trafficking of stolen vehicles in Spain has led to the recovery of nearly 20 cars in nine days. Led by the Spanish National Police and supported by INTERPOL’s Task Force on Stolen Motor Vehicles (SMV), Operation Paso del Estrecho (which means…

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24 August 2017

DUDE, WHERE’S MY CAR?More than 130 keys and four cars STOLEN from…

MORE than 130 car keys and four vehicles have been stolen following a major break-in at an airport parking firm. Bosses at Car Park Manchester - just one mile from the city’s airport - admitted that up to 50 holidaying families still hadn’t been told so as not to “ruin their trips”.

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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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