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.

6 Nov 2019 to 8 Nov 2019 30th IAATI European Branch Annual Training Seminar - 2019

The 30th IAATI EB SEMINAR will take place from 6th - 8th November 2019 in LJUBLJANA -SLOVENIA



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

21 January 2019

Two arrested over Northern Ireland car bomb, New IRA suspected

LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland: Two men were arrested early on Sunday over a car bomb attack in Northern Ireland’s Londonderry and police were looking into whether the New IRA militant group was responsible, officers said.

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17 January 2019


After almost two years of a complex and lengthy investigation, the French Gendarmerie, supported by Europol, swooped on a criminal network behind the trafficking of high-value vehicles, estimated of having generated €4 million in criminal revenue.

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17 January 2019

Stourbridge builder devastated as £6,000 of tools stolen from van

A STOURBRIDGE builder has been hit hard after thieves stole nearly all of his tools, totalling around £6,000, from his van when it was parked on the Penfields estate last night (Monday).

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14 January 2019

Ford to shift focus, cut jobs as European losses mount

FRANKFURT -- Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it is cutting jobs in Europe as it reshapes its business to focus on more profitable commercial trucks and SUVs while shifting production to electric cars over the longer term.

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11 January 2019

IFED secures 239 years’ jail time for fraudsters as specialist unit turns…

Jointly funded by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the Corporation of Lloyd’s, the IFED is a specialist police unit dedicated to tackling insurance fraud. IT’s committed to addressing high volume and organised criminality. The unit works in collaboration with multiple law enforcement…

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4 January 2019

Police urge security measures after quad bikes stolen

Dyfed-Powys Police is warning people to make sure security measures are in place to protect quad bikes, in response to a number of thefts across the force area.

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2 January 2019

No-deal Brexit could put public at risk, warns Met chief

The public could be put at risk if the UK leaves the EU in March without an official agreement, the UK's most senior police officer has said. Met Commissioner Cressida Dick said a no-deal exit would threaten access to EU-wide criminal databases and make it harder to extradite people from abroad.

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19 December 2018

CHITTY, CHITTY SCAM GANG Four arrested and 20 cars seized as gardai swoop…

he organisation which has put pressure on vulnerable elderly people to hand over vehicles worth tens of thousands of euro for a fraction of their value

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17 December 2018

Organized crime behind surge in Canadian vehicle thefts, auto insurance…

Insurance Bureau of Canada VP of investigations Henry Tso explains how criminal auto theft rings in Canada are stealing vehicles to fund terrorism and to use in bombings in the Middle East.

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14 December 2018

Italian operation arrests ten members of an organised crime group

An international operation successfully dismantled an organised crime group, suspect of money laundering and illegally trading gold. Italy's Guardia di Finanza (Bologna) led the operation. The Guardia di Finanza handles all areas of financial crime. Europol supported the case with codename Pietra…

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