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.

3 Oct 2018 to 5 Oct 2018 29th IAATI European Branch Annual Training Seminar - 2018

Next annual EB-IAATI Training Seminar will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania 3-5 October 2018 at Radisson Blu Hotel Konstiticijos av. 20, LT-2600 



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.

Arne Knippel
EB-IAATI president

Latest News

25 May 2018

Opel to Drop OnStar from 2019

A few years after getting GM’s OnStar service, European carmaker Opel, alongside its British sub-brand Vauxhall, announced they would be giving up the use of the services in a few years' time.

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21 May 2018

Gone in 23 SECONDS! Moment thieves use hi-tech relay device to steal BMW…

Thieves steal a car parked on the owner's driveway in just 23 seconds by tricking the vehicle's keyless entry system.  

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18 May 2018

From Nottingham to Nairobi: How stolen cars are left ‘soaking’…

Stealing a car electronically means the thief will have started it without the owner’s key. Once inside, the criminal drives to a busy car park or respectable neighbourhood with on-street parking.

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14 May 2018

Yet another successful strike against ATM raiders in Germany

In the early morning hours of 4th May 2018 an ATM was raided in a small town in the vicinity of Wiesbaden, the capital of the German federal state of Hesse. The suspects used flammable gas to blow up the ATM machine and get access to the cash inside. When escaping the crime scene by car, the two perpetrators,…

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10 May 2018

Police recover one of eight 2018 Ram 1500 trucks stolen from Ram assembly…

Straight from a Hollywood script, thieves stole a convoy of new 2018 Ram 1500 pickups from a Michigan Ram assembly factory. The thieves crashed through a gate with the trucks and drove south, according to Fox News.

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4 May 2018

TISPOL publishes its 2017 Annual Report

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2 May 2018

Car thefts in Australia in 2017 fell by 7% compared to 2016

AUSTRALIAN CAR THEFTS ARE FALLING, according to the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council (NMVTRC). In the latest figures released by the NMVTRC, vehicle thefts in 2017 fell by 7% compared to 2016 with a total of 52,858 vehicles stolen. And compared to five years ago, vehicle theft is down by…

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26 April 2018

Keyless entry set to drive up motor premiums

Thatcham to include keyless entry vulnerability as part of NVSA rating from 2019

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23 April 2018

Illegal waste trafficking: how to make EUR 1.8 million from 200 000 used…

The Spanish Guardia Civil, with the support of Europol and Ameripol, dismantled a criminal group illegally trading used tyres in several countries across Africa, America and Europe.

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19 April 2018

Bid for unified car security standard on cellphone keys

INTERNATIONAL - Allianz, Europe’s largest insurer, called yesterday for a unified security standard to be used when cellphones supplant keys as the means to open and start cars.

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