About Us

IAATI Southern Africa Branch is dedicated to developing and encouraging the highest professional standards of conduct among vehicle crime investigators and strives to eliminate all factors interfering with the administration of the vehicle crime suppression effort. Our most effective weapon to combat vehicle crime is cooperation. IAATI has pursued this by providing its members with an unsurpassed array of experience, training and resources in technical developments, trends, information and investigative assistance. Through IAATI, we are able to pool our resources to achieve our common interests and better serve our communities.

The International Association of Auto Theft Investigators, IAATI, was formed in 1952 to improve communication and coordination among the growing family of professional auto theft investigators. It has grown to over 4,900 members representing over 43 countries. It includes representatives of law enforcement agencies and many others with a legitimate interest in vehicle crime investigation, prevention and education.

We recognise that just as law enforcement agencies cannot successfully function independently of one another, our membership also includes the insurance industry, The South African Department of Transport, automobile manufacturers, car rental companies and, of course, The South African Insurance Crime Bureau, the National Insurance Crime Bureau in the USA and its sister agencies in Canada and Europe.