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.

2 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

16 March 2018

Victoria Police warn thefts from vehicles on the rise

Victoria police are warning the public against leaving loose change and valuables in plain sight after a rise in vehicle thefts over the course of the last year. In 2016, there were a reported 158 thefts from vehicles across the downtown core, 32 of which occurred in parkades. In 2017, that number jumped…

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12 March 2018

Large cross-border vehicle theft ring busted in Poland

Police have seized 55 cars and identified car parts stolen from Germany in a joint operation between German and Polish law enforcement. Since 27 February 2018 nearly 200 police officers and technical and forensic experts have taken part in operations in western Poland to bring down one of the largest…

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8 March 2018

Car thefts go down, but fewer stolen vehicles are recovered

There was a 14% drop in the number of cars stolen in the Netherlands last year, but the recovery rate also continues to decline, the national statistics office CBS said on Wednesday.

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4 March 2018

License plate readers OK’d by Shenandoah council

Shenandoah police soon will be tracking motor vehicles on city streets and Interstate 45 using five automated license plate readers.

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1 March 2018

The cars most likely to be stolen – and it’s not good news if you own…

THE cars most likely to be targeted by thieves have been revealed - and it's not good news for owners of German motors. Mercedes and BMWs are favourites among crooks, according to a list of the most stolen and recovered models.

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28 February 2018

Organised criminals stealing identities of dead people to get cheaper car…

Organised criminals and fraudsters are stealing the identities of dead people in order to get cheaper car insurance, it has emerged. Unscrupulous motorists with poor driving records are increasingly targeting the deceased, in order to take advantage of more attractive premiums.

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25 February 2018

Finland: intensive surveillance off heavy traffic

The police will conduct an intensive surveillance operation on heavy traffic throughout Finland from Monday to Sunday, 26 February to 4 March 2018. All police departments in Finland will take part in the operation. The aim of the operation is to improve road safety and combat crime associated with…

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21 February 2018

Car theft skyrockets thanks to rising parts prices

Cars and trucks today have achieved a high level of average quality, with safety and technology features that keep occupants safer than ever and meet consumers' high expectations. But the National Insurance Crime Bureau finds that those components come with a rising price tag, leading to expensive…

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18 February 2018

Foreign criminals ‘flown into Ireland to smuggle high-powered stolen…

Foreign criminals are being flown into Ireland to smuggle high-powered stolen cars out of the country, it has been revealed.

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15 February 2018

Digital Tachograph Manipulation Course in Tampere, Finland 30th - 31st…

The joint working group of TISPOL and ECR, named as TWG, is dealing with manipulation on digital tachographs in trucks and busses for passenger transports. For years the members of this TWG are developing strategies how to find those manipulations. They share their knowledge during regular meetings in…

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