Partnerships & Agreements

IAATI actively works to build strategic interactions and partnerships with a range of other organizations to achieve continuous improvements to the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of vehicle related crime. IAATI strives to create cooperative relationships with government agencies, industry partners, law enforcement, educational organizations and related associations at a local, national and international level.   

In addition, IAATI members serve on a number of boards and committees and act as liaisons between IAATI and its members and those boards and committees.

 

Current IAATI Partnerships / Agreements or Memorandums of Understanding:

International Association of Financial Crime Investigators (IAFCI)   

The IAFCI, a non-profit international organization, provides services and an environment within which information about financial fraud, fraud investigation and fraud prevention methods can be collected, exchanged and taught for the common good of the financial payment industry and our global society. 

They have individual members across the world in every major continent. Their membership is about one-third law enforcement, one-third banking and one-third retail and service members to the industry. Their members come from all levels of law enforcement, credit card associations, banks and non-banks, private label issuers, mail order houses, airlines, telecommunications, petroleum industry, processors and transporters, to name a few. Everyone who is involved in the security of financial transactions where a device is used to access money - a card, check, account number or some other access device - is involved in IAFCI's effort to safeguard the world's economy through teamwork.

Website:                  https://www.iafci.org/

IAATI liaison:   Todd Wolf  tswolf@iaati.org

 

International Association of Marine Investigators (IAMI)

The International Association of Marine Investigators mission is "to develop and provide high levels of training to law enforcement, insurance investigators, and other marine professionals. Working and training together with both public and private sectors, to combat marine theft, arson, fraud, and other criminal activity in the marine environment."

Website:                  https://iamimarine.org/

IAATI liaison:   John Abounader  jvabounader@iaati.org

 

Cyber Crime Research & Development Institute

This is a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the University of Johannesburg, Zonke-Unicode (Pty) Ltd. and IAATI that recongizes:

  • the mutual interest in the fields of research, education, training, transfer of technology and dissemination of knowledge on a long term non-commercial basis;
  • the importance of the collaboration between institutions of higher education with the industry,
  • the need for specialized research in cybercrime and related fields to address the need for innovative cybercrime solutions to address vehicle crime and the need for practical involvement of students in such initiatives;
  • the knowledge and expertise available within IAATI and the Association’s ability to contribute to the research by providing a global perspective to cybercrime and its manifestation within the vehicle crime environment.

The MOU agrees to establish collaboration around:

  • innovative technologies and their application to cybercrime prevention, combatting, detection and investigation.
  • engineering technologies relevant to and in support of School of Consumer Intelligence and Information Systems - College of Business and Economics.
  • engineering technologies relevant to and in support of Zonke-Unicode and IAATI and their initiatives in combatting vehicle related crimes.
  • technologies that support the communities within which the parties operate.
  • research initiatives. 

IAATI liaison:   Tinus Odendal  Tinus@zuvault.co.za

 

 

Other organizations, board or committees that IAATI members are on and act as a liaison for IAATI:

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is the world’s largest and most influential professional association for police leaders. With more than 31,000 members in over 165 countries, the IACP is a recognized leader in global policing, committed to advancing safer communities through thoughtful, progressive police leadership. Since 1893, the association has been serving communities worldwide by speaking out on behalf of law enforcement and advancing leadership and professionalism in policing worldwide.

The IACP is known for its commitment to enhancing community safety by shaping the future of the police profession. Through timely research, programming, and unparalleled training opportunities, the IACP is preparing current and emerging police leaders - and the agencies and communities they serve - to succeed in addressing the most pressing issues, threats, and challenges of the day. 

The IACP's Vehicle Crime Committee studies, considers, and determines the various methods and means by which vehicle crimes are committed, including the make and type of vehicles most commonly stolen; surveys, investigates, and evaluates the techniques and methods employed by the police and other agencies in solving and reducing the incidence of vehicle crimes cases; and reports to this Association for the dissemination to all interested agencies all pertinent information and recommendations that will reduce the incidence of this major crime. For the purpose of these objectives, the term “vehicle” shall include highway transport vehicles, off-highway recreational vehicles, boats, industrial and farm equipment, aircraft, and all other forms of transportation not included herein.

The IACP's Vehicle Crime Committee has produced a number of resources which are available from their website, including:

  • Educational Toolkit for Vehicle Crimes
  • Vehicle Crime and Auto Theft Educational Awareness Report
  • IACP/Leonardo Leadership in the Prevention of Vehicle Crimes Award
  • Vehicle Crime: A High Impact Crime

Website:    https://www.theiacp.org/working-group/committee/vehicle-crimes-committee

IAATI liaison:   Chris McDonold  christopher.mcdonold@gmail.com

 

National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS)

The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS), a United States Department of Justice program, is designed to protect consumers from fraud and unsafe vehicles and to keep stolen vehicles from being resold. NMVTIS is a tool that assists states and law enforcement in deterring and preventing title fraud and other crimes.

Wesbite:                 https://vehiclehistory.bja.ojp.gov/

IAATI liaison:   Chris McDonold  christopher.mcdonold@gmail.com