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. If attendees stay outside the hotel the IAATI secretariat should be notified. Registration is closed



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

17 October 2017

Policing in the future involves citizen detectives and a Pokémon Go-like…

How can the police induce citizens to help investigate crime? By trying to make it “cool” and turning it into a game that awards points for hits. At least that is the premise for a “Pokémon-like app called Automon” that cops are developing to get citizens more involved…

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16 October 2017

Kent crime rates on the rise

Crime rates jumped in Kent across nearly all categories in 2016 compared to the previous year.

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12 October 2017

Operation Trivium 9: police across Europe prepare week-long crackdown on

Police from six European countries will be taking part in Operation Trivium next week, targeting cross-border criminality seeking to deny criminals the use of the roads.

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9 October 2017

The reason why white cars are being stolen to order and shipped abroad

Gavin Scragg's company has been broken into twice in 10 days - with a Range Rover worth £20,000 and an Audi Q3 worth £15,000 stolen

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2 October 2017

Criminals get hi-tech as Shropshire vehicle thefts soar

West Mercia Police recorded 368 crimes last year – up 26 per cent from 291 in 2013, while Dyfed-Powys Police saw an increase of 18 per cent from 167 to 197. The figures have been revealed following a Freedom of Information request to police forces by the RAC.  

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28 September 2017

International Association of Chiefs of Police

IACP is dedicated to advancing the law enforcement profession through advocacy, outreach, education and programs. Vehicle Crimes Committee

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28 September 2017

Insurance Europe is the European (re)insurance federation

Our members are the national insurance associations in 35 countries, representing undertakings that account for around 95% of total European premium income, directly employ 985 000 people and invest nearly €9 900bn in the economy.

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26 September 2017

About Crime in the U.S. (CIUS)

FBI Releases 2016 Crime Statistics

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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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