About us

IAATI-EB is the “International Association of Auto Theft  Investigators – European Branch”. Since 1989 we have members from 30 countries.

IAATI-EB is a non-profit organization under Belgian Corporate and Association Law. 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.IAATI’s Membership Benefits

A member of IAATI-EB is also a member of the association IAATI International and receives access to IAATI International (association founded in the USA in 1952) where he or she will be able to obtain information and assistance on virtually any auto theft related problem. In addition each member receives a quarterly news magazine the APB (which contains updates on vehicle theft issues, current court decisions pertaining to auto theft and upcoming training information) and also the digital news letter Auto Theft Today. The website of IAATI International is www.iaati.org where each member can find also information about the international organization worldwide.

For IAATI-EB members only we have our forum meant to exchange knowledge, to ask other members for advice or assistance and to start a discussion forum about subjects related to vehicle crime or other subjects of interest.

IAATI-EB is established under the Belgian Corporate and Association Law View our IAATI-EB constitution >

The organization is run by the board of directors, who are elected from and by the members. View our board members >

Every year, at the seminar, an Annual General Meeting (AGM) is organized where all members can vote for the members of next year’s board, including the President. The president can be re-elected once. Other board members can be re-elected as long as they volunteer for the job. Within the board, committees have been formed for subjects like conference, finance, membership,  industry support, website, training, etc. Each year a seminar is organized by the conference committee, in cooperation with a committee that is formed locally in the country where the conference will be held that year.

Members are free to put items on the agenda for the next AGM. Members can – at least a month in advance – send their proposals to the executive director.