Awards Program

IAATI Awards

International

IAATI Component Parts Markings Award

The IAATI Component Parts Markings Award is intended to honor any person or unit possessing the qualifications of an active member of IAATI, although membership is not a prerequisite, who has in some way distinguished themselves in vehicle theft investigations where OEM or aftermarket identification technology/solutions have played a significant part in the success of the investigation.  The identification solution may include, but is not limited to:
VINs labels/stamps, OEM ID marks, OEM electronic parts marking, etching or branding solutions, electronic parts marking RF tags, microdots, DNA fluids, and UV light markings, etc

IAATI Directors Award

This award was created in 1985. It is intended to honor any members who have distinguished themselves by giving extraordinary service to IAATI.

IAATI Heavy Equipment Award

This award was created in 2009 and is intended to honor any person possessing the qualifications of an active member of (IAATI), although membership is not a prerequisite, who has in some way distinguished themselves in the field of off-road (farm and construction) equipment investigation / recovery. It is not intended that it be awarded to anyone other than actual field investigators or first line supervisors of field investigators.

IAATI Presidents Award

This award was created in 1985. It is intended for the President of IAATI to honor any members who have distinguished themselves by giving extraordinary service to IAATI.

NICB Award of Excellence

This award was created in 2005 as a joint venture between the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI). It is intended to recognize any law enforcement person(s), unit or department, who has distinguished themselves in area of vehicle theft investigations, making a significant impact involving dismantlement and prosecution of a vehicle theft ring or chop shop.

Raymond H. Dreher Memorial Award

This award, named in honor of the late Raymond H. Dreher of the Missouri Highway Patrol, is given to the IAATI members who have distinguished themselves by service to the association or for other outstanding acts in the vehicle theft field. Candidates are selected based upon extraordinary service to the association and not for those services normally required of association members or for other significant acts bringing favorable credit to the association or its members.

The IAATI Award of Merit

The IAATI Award of Merit was created in 1992 to honor a person, group, department or company for outstanding contribution in the area of vehicle theft investigation or prevention.

The IAATI Insurance Investigator of the Year Award

This award was created in 2014 in order to recognize and honor insurance professional (individual or group) for his or her outstanding contribution in the area of vehicle theft investigation or insurance fraud investigation.

For information on the judging criteria for this award and tips on how to apply please download the 2019 IAATI Insurance Investigator Award_How to nominate brochure at https://www.iaati.org/awards/insurance2019

North Central Regional Chapter

Bob Sattler Award

In 1960, Robert Sattler, of the National Auto Theft Bureau, became the first primary instructor to the Illinois State Police, Vehicle Identification Unit. Robert’s close friend, Clyde Oliver arranged for and administered the seminar.

News of the seminar soon spread to other law enforcement agencies who requested the opportunity to attend. The numbers of requests for attendance soon became too large for one agency to accommodate. Other law enforcement agencies agreed to host the annual seminars. From this group, the Midwest Auto Theft Association was organized. Shortly thereafter, a petition to the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators gave birth to the North Central Regional Chapter.

The excellence in training first offered by Robert Sattler provides the basis for the North Central Regional Chapter seminars and prompted the creation of this award to memorialize the dedication and commitment of Robert Sattler.

Nominees for this award must have performed an investigation in a superior manner and the results must have had a significant impact on auto theft and/or related crimes. Nominees may be from law enforcement, the insurance industry, the National Insurance Crime Bureau, vehicle manufacturers or others who have the common interests of the North Central Regional Chapter as their guiding principals and must be a member(s) in the Chapter. Nominees may be an individual or a unit.

Past recipients of the Robert Sattler award are:

  The Sattler Family

  Det. Chris Omodt

  Det. Constable Tracy Dobbin

  Det. Sgt. James Coleman  

  F.B.I.

  Hennepin County Sheriff’s Dept.

  Inv. Gene True - Nebraska State Patrol

  Macomb County Auto Theft Squad, Michigan

  Margaret A. Scott

  Michigan State Police

  Oakland County Michigan - Prosecutor’s Office

  Ontario Provincial Police

  SA Andy Thomure - FBI

  SA Michael Sackett

  SA Jesse Stoker - ICE/Homeland Security

  SA Vern Foughty - NICB (retired)

  Sgt. Dave Merrill - Missouri Highway Patrol  

  Tri-County Auto Theft (IL)

  Western Wayne Auto Theft Unit, Michigan

Requests for consideration should be accompanied by supporting documentation and submitted no later than March 1 preceding the North Central Regional Chapter seminar.

Clyde Oliver Award

The Midwest Motor Vehicle Theft Conference was initiated in 1964 by Captain Clyde W. Oliver Jr., of the Illinois State Police.

Originally this conference was only for members of his unit, the Vehicle Identification Bureau of the Illinois State Police. However, as word got out about the educational value of the conference, other police agencies requested to attend. What started out as a small group of Illinois State Police Officers grew until it became too difficult for one agency to host the conference year after year.

With the encouragement and guidance of Captain Oliver, a group of officers petitioned the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators, for permission to charter a chapter. In 1972 the North Central Regional Chapter of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators was born.

The Clyde W. Oliver Jr. Award was established in 1990 to honor the loyalty, leadership, perseverance, and dedication of our founding father. This award can be presented to any North Central Regional Chapter member who has given outstanding service, leadership, and dedication to the organization. Although the award is offered each year, it is not necessary to have a recipient.

Past recipients are:

  H. Lee Ballard, Ford Motor Company
  Linda Baumann, National Insurance Crime Bureau
  G. J. (Skip) Copeland, Marion County, IN., Sheriffs Department
  Glenn Ebersold
  Connie Golemba, AAA of Michigan
  Billy Hacker, Milwaukee Police Department
  Kenneth P. Hawcott, Iowa State Patrol
  Stan Lutz, Genesee Auto Theft Investigative Network
  Dennis Meyer, Illinois State Police
  Barb Rambo, National Insurance Crime Bureau
  Bryan Reed, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
  Steven Reid, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
  George Schemenauer, Berrian County Sheriff’s Department
  Ken Schimnoski, Retired Michigan State Police, AAA of Michigan
  Michael Schlomas, Illinois State Police
  Paul Seiler, Chicago Police Department
  Peter Simet, Milwaukee Police Department
  Edward Skworch, National Auto Theft Bureau
  Lee Starr, Chicago Police Department
  Alan Theobald, Nebraska State Patrol
  Robert Vogt, AAA
  Glenn Wheeler, State Farm Insurance Company
  Cheryl Zofkie, National Insurance Crime Bureau

The chairman of the nominating committee is Steve Reid.

Nominations may be mailed to:

NCRC/IAATI, P.O. Box 375,Eden, Wisconsin 53019-0375

Entries may also be
emailed
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Entries should be submitted before April 1st for that year.

LoJack Award

This award is to honor law enforcement officers whose efforts, in conjunction with the use of the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery Network, made the most significant impact on the recovery(s) of stolen vehicle(s).

This award can be presented to an individual, unit, or department.

The recipient(s) of this award shall receive:

    Free registration at the Annual Training Seminar for a maximum of two people
    One complimentary hotel room for the length of the Annual Training Seminar
    A plaque or similar commemorative depicting the name of the award, the recipient’s name, date and location of presentment.

The committee considering this award must consist of at least one (1) member who is currently employed by the LoJack Corporation Law Enforcement Division.

The LoJack Corporation shall reimburse the North Central Regional Chapter for the amount of the fees for the hotel, and award. The Chapter Treasurer shall compile and submit all invoices for reimbursement.

This award will be presented at the Banquet of the Annual Training Seminar by a representative of LoJack Corporation.

The chairman of the nominating committee is Barb Rambo.

Past recipients of the LoJack award are:

  ACTION
  Action Task Force (MI)
  Chicago Police Department

North East Regional Chapter

NERC LOJACK AWARD

This award was created in 1993 as a joint venture between the LoJack Corporation and the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators, the Northeast Chapter’s parent organization. The award was intended to honor law enforcement officers whose efforts, in conjunction with the use of any electronic tracking device, made the most significant impact on the recovery (s) of stolen vehicle (s). After the award was presented in 2005, the single award concept with presentation at the annual seminar of the parent organization was replaced with several annual awards being presented at the annual seminar of IAATI’s Branches and Chapters. Effective May 2006, a LoJack-IAATI award will be awarded at the annual training seminar of the Northeast Regional Chapter of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators. The award was established to recognize any law enforcement officer whose efforts, in conjunction with the use of any electronic tracking device, make the most significant impact on the recovery (s) of stolen vehicle (s). Nominees for the award must be a law enforcement officer and a member of the Northeast Regional Chapter of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators. Nominations for the award may come from any person, either a member ot non-member, and must be directed to the chair of the awards committee of the Executive Director of the Northeast Regional Chapter of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators.

THE ANTHONY M. KANE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

This award was established in 1986 and was originally known as the NE-IAATI Achievement Award. In 1994, its name was changed to the Anthony M. Kane Achievement Award in memory of Anthony M. Kane, a hard-working and well-loved member of the Northeast Chapter. After a long and distinguished career with the Philadelphia Police Department, Tony Kane joined the National Insurance Crime Bureau where he continued to serve the cause of vehicle theft and fraud investigation until his untimely death on September 10, 1994. In addition to being the Founder and President of the Pennsylvania Auto Crime Investigators Association and a Director of the Pennsylvania Anti-Car Theft Committee, Tony Kane also served as Director of Training for the Northeast Regional Chapter of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators. The Anthony M. Kane Achievement Award is intended to serve as a continual testimony to his exceptional contribution to the field of vehicle theft and fraud investigation. The recipient shall be selected based on the nominee’s outstanding achievement in the field of vehicle theft or fraud investigation or prevention. Nominees for the award must be members of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators. Nominations for the award may come from any person, either a member or non-member, and must be directed to the Chair of the Awards Committee of the Executive Director of the Northeast Regional Chapter of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators.

THE GEORGE J. ACKER MEMORIAL AWARD

This award was established in 1999 in memory of George J. Acker a charter member of the Northeast Chapter of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators who served as President in 1973, the second year of the Chapter’s existence. George Acker was a member of the New York State Police retiring in 1988. He remained an active member of the association until his death on November 3, 1997. The 1999 Northeast Chapter of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators Annual Training Seminar conducted in Saratoga Springs, New York was dedicated to George J. Acker. This award is intended to serve as a continual testimonial to his exceptional devotion to the chapter; its members, and his contributions to the field of vehicle theft and fraud investigation, especially in the area of motor vehicle records and documentation. The nominee(s) of this award shall be a current employee of a State, City, or Provincial Governmental Agency; including employees of a Motor Vehicle Department or Registry, within the area of the Northeast Regional Chapter of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators. The recipient (s) shall be selected for their outstanding efforts and work in the field of auto theft or fraud prevention, detection, or investigation, specifically in the area relating to documentation.

The JOHN J. SCARISBRICK, JR. MEMORIAL AWARD

his award was established in 1987 in memory of John J. Scarisbrick, Jr. Director of Security, Avis Rent-A-Car System, Inc. As Director of Security, Avis Rent-A-Car System, Inc., John was a Charter and Life Member of the Northeast Regional Chapter of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators. John served as Treasurer of the Northeast Regional Chapter for many years and was actively involved in all aspects of the Association until his untimely death on July 19, 1987. This award is intended to serve as a continual testimony to his exceptional devotion to the Chapter. Recipient selection shall be selected based on the nominee’s extraordinary service to the Chapter, over a period of time above and beyond what is normally expected of a member. Nominees for the award must be members of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators. Nominations for the award may come from any person, either a member or non-member, and must be directed to the chair of the Awards Committee or the Executive Director of the Northeast Regional Chapter of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators.

THE ROGER D. OVERTON MEMORIAL AWARD

This award was established in 2001 in memory of Roger D. Overton, a long-standing member of the Northeast Regional Chapter of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators who served as Secretary from 1976 through 1984 and President in 1990. Roger Overton started his career as a member of Royal Canadian Mounted Police and upon his retirement, joined the Canadian Automobile Theft Bureau as a special agent. Roger became an expert in the field of vehicle identification and testified as such in all levels of courts in Canada. He attained the position of Chief Special Agent, and retired in 1996. Roger, through his hard work and dedication to the Northeast Regional Chapter of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators, was awarded a life membership when he left the position of Secretary. Not content to sit on the sidelines, Roger served as a Director for two terms and was elected Third Vice President in 1987. He continued through the Vice Presidential positions culminating with his election to the office of President in 1990. Roger remained an active member of the association until his death on May 9, 2001. This award is intended to serve as a continuing testimonial to his exceptional devotion to the chapter, its members, and his dedicated service as a vehicle theft investigator, especially in the area of motor vehicle identification. The recipient (s) shall be selected based on the nominee’s outstanding efforts and work in the field of auto theft investigation, and motor vehicle identification. Nominees for the award must be members of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators. Nominations for the award may come from any person, either a member or non-member, and must be directed to the chair of the awards committee or the Executive Director of the Northeast Regional Chapter of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators.

South Central Regional Chapter

C.C. BENSON AWARD

To recognize a person, or group of people, member or non-member of TAVTI/SCRC, such as a prosecutor or civilian, who through their actions has gone above and beyond their duties to assist in the reduction of the vehicle theft problem.

HENRY CANALES TECHNOLOGY AWARD

To recognize a law enforcement officer or a group of law enforcement officers whose efforts in conjunction with the use of electronic and technological equipment has made a significant impact in the recovery of stolen vehicles.  The type of equipment may include but is not limited to license plate recognition systems, surveillance equipment, global positioning systems and other electronic equipment; however, it does not include the use of LoJack recovery systems.

IAATI SCRC LOJACK AWARD

To recognize a law enforcement officer or a group of law enforcement officers, whose efforts in conjunction with the use of a LoJack tracking system, made a significant impact on the recovery of stolen vehicles.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

To recognize a long-time member of TAVTI/SCRC who, during their entire membership, has made contributions to the organization above and beyond what is expected, and whose actions have demonstrably improved the organization and the fight against vehicle crimes overall.

TAVTI AWARD

To recognize a member or a group of members of TAVTI/SCRC for his/her/their devotion to the goals of the association and through this devotion has made an impact on our association in an outstanding way.

WORTH SEAMAN VEHICLE THEFT AWARD

To recognize an auto theft investigator or group of auto theft investigators, member or non-member, of TAVTI/SCRC, whether it be local, county or state who/which has excelled in the field of auto theft.  This investigator or group through his/her/their assignment has displayed a willingness to go above and beyond the objectives of the association.  This could include, but not limited to, the recognition and recovery of stolen vehicles, identifying and apprehending repeat vehicle theft offenders and through his /her/their actions shares a common interest in the vehicle theft problem.

South East Regional Chapter

There are currently no awards for this Branch/Chapter.

Western Regional Chapter

THE LEE S. COLE OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award is presented to a member of the law enforcement community who has demonstrated exceptional performance in the area of auto theft prevention and investigation. The award is restricted to active law enforcement personnel who are members in good standing of the Western Regional Chapter of IAATI. The award consists of a plaque and payment of registration fee for the yearly Seminar. A $500.00 cash stipend can be applied for to assist with the recipient’s expenses to attend the Annual Seminar (hotel/travel/etc) where the award will be presented. Contact the WRC-IAATI Treasurer Rick Greenwood for information on the requirement to qualify for the stipend.

Australasian Branch

AUS Branch - Forensic and Supporting Services Award

This award acknowledges that IAATI is made up of a diverse range of professionals and most successful investigations involve bringing together co-operation with of these professions and their expertise.  The awrds will help shine the spotlight on the range of supporting services that can play a major role in any investigation but often go unrecognised. The award will be open to any individual, public or private organisation involved in the provision of forensic or other types of supporting services.  It recognises their outstanding work that has resulted in either:

· the detection of an offence;

· significantly assisted in the investigation or prosecution; or

· the prevention of vehicle related crime.

The award may be given for a particular case or for the sustained contribution to the particular area of study over many years.

This award is sponsored by CSI Investigations Pty Ltd..

The recipient of the award will receive up to $1,500 towards the costs of the winner in attending the 2020 Annual Seminar and the presentation dinner.

For more details on the judging criteria, conditions and how to nominate please download the documents on the following page 2019 Australasian Awards and Travel Scholarship - Call for Applications
Note: this document will be updated later in 2019.

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AUS Branch - Insurance Industry Investigation of the Year

The Insurance Industry Investigation of the Year Award is open to any individual or team working in the insurance industry who have conducted an outstanding investigation of a suspicious motor vehicle claim, or a network of suspicious motor vehicle claims or any auto crime claims (staged accident etc.).  The award is open to both investigators who have conducted an outstanding investigation into motor vehicle theft claims, auto crime claims, and claims staff working in the investigations unit of an insurance company who manage the investigation process.

The investigation may be deemed outstanding for a range of reasons including its use of innovative methodologies and investigations techniques; the complexity of the investigation and the outcome of the investigation.  The submission could be in relation to one specific claim, a network of theft claims or auto crime claims that were identified and investigated. The investigation and/or insurance claim must have been performed in either Australia, New Zealand or South East Asia in the past three years.

This award is sponsored by Polonious

The recipient of the award will receive up to $1,500 towards the costs of the winner in attending the 2020 Annual Seminar and the presentation dinner.

For more details on the judging criteria, conditions and how to nominate please download the documents on the following page 2019 Australasian Awards and Travel Scholarship - Call for Applications
Note: this document will be updated later in 2019.

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AUS Branch - Investigation of the Year

The Investigation of the Year award is open to any individual or team who have conducted an outstanding investigation involving the detection and prevention of auto crime. It is open to members of police forces, customs services, insurance investigators, private investigators, or anyone else involved in vehicle theft investigations.

Submissions will be judged on their demonstration of any or all of the following criteria: innovative methodologies, application of best practice investigation techniques, the complexity of the investigation, and co-operation and involvement of multiple agencies to achieve a result in the fight against auto crime.

The investigation may involve cooperation of international agencies but at least part of the investigation must have taken place in either Australia, New Zealand or South East Asia during the last 3 years.

This award is sponsored by Adjuster Corp.

The recipient of the award will receive up to $1,500 towards the costs of the winner in attending the 2020 Annual Seminar and the presentation dinner.

For more details on the judging criteria, conditions and how to nominate please download the documents on the following page 2019 Australasian Awards and Travel Scholarship - Call for Applications
Note: This document will be updated later in 2019.

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AUS Branch - Member of the Year

Nominations for this award are only open to present or past members of the Australasian Branch of IAATI. This award is to recognise the work of an individual member, who through their dedication and involvement, has helped in the development, growth or professionalism of IAATI within the Australasian Branch or at the international level.

Nominations for the 2020 Australasian Branch Awards close 31 January 2020.  Winner are announced during the Annual Training Seminar Dinner.


For more details on the judging criteria, conditions and how to nominate please download the documents on the following page 2019 Australasian Awards and Travel Scholarship - Call for Applications
Note this document will be updated later in 2019,

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AUS Branch - President’s Award

The President’s Award recognises outstanding contribution by an individual or a team in either the reduction and deterrence of motor vehicle theft in Australia, the achievement of a significant result from an investigation in auto crimes, or a significant achievement in the detection of motor vehicle theft and/or fraudulent vehicle crime. 

Prior to 2012 this award was called the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’.

Submissions could be for any project, initiative or investigation that deals with the reduction, prevention or investigation of motor crime, either at an international, national or local level.  This award is sponsored by NKG Management Services 

The recipient of the award will receive up to $1,500 towards the costs of the winner in attending the 2020 Annual Seminar and the presentation dinner.

For more details on the judging criteria, conditions and how to nominate please download the documents on the following page 2019 Australasian Awards and Travel Scholarship - Call for Applications
Note: This document will be update in late 2019.

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AUS Branch - Travel Scholarship

The Australasian Branch Committee of IAATI recognises that our geographic isolation can sometimes be a barrier for its members to keep abreast of current international trends. While the Committee strives to invite international experts to our Annual Training Seminars it is not always possible to arrange such visits.

With the support of our long term sponsor, F.I.R.E.S., we have established a travel scholarship to assist the chosen Australasian Branch member with their travel and accommodation costs to attend any IAATI training outside the Australasian Branch during the next 12 months.

Through this new initiative the successful Australasian Branch Member will receive reimbursements up to the value of $AUS 3,000 for specified travel and accommodation expenses (subject to conditions specified in the brochure)

This is a valuable opportunity to enhance your career. Not only will you get to learn first hand of trends, modus operandi, successful investigation methods etc. from leading experts, you will also develop important contacts that will be able to assist you with future investigations and form life long friendships.

In addition you will return home with increased skills and knowledge that you can share with your colleagues and improve your promotional prospects.

The closing date for nominations is 31st January 2020.

Note: the successful applicant may be asked by the host Chapter or Branch to provide a presentation to their delegates.

The winner of the 2020 Travel Scholarship will be able to choose from any of 2020 Branch and Chapter Seminars outside of Australia, or the 68th International Training Seminar in Chicago, USA in August.

For more details on the judging criteria, conditions and how to nominate please download the documents on the following page 2019 Australasian Awards and Travel Scholarship - Call for Applications
Note: this document will be updated later in 2019.

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AUS Branch DataDot Investigation of the Year

The DataDot Investigation of the Year Award was open to any organisation (public or private) that has relied upon the DataDot component identification product in an investigation of motor vehicles. The award was sponsored by DataDot Technology (Australia) Pty Ltd.

This award closed in 2014.

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European Branch

There are currently no awards for this Branch/Chapter.

United Kingdom Branch

IAATI UK Alan Taylor Award (Technology Award)

Alan Taylor was a valued member of IAATI. His background of over 30 years’ service with the Kent Police and his time spent as a Detective in the Special Branch dealing with vehicle crime enabled him to contribute to initiatives undertaken by the Association.

In 2000 Alan was part of the team who worked towards the foundation of the IAATI UK Branch. It was his ambition to create a magazine for the UK Branch and he successfully launched the ‘Alliance’ magazine which rivalled the International’s APB and helped attract new members forming the foundation of this branch. It is a fitting tribute for the Alan Taylor Award to recognise Alan’s service to the Association and the community.

Who can be Nominated?
This Award is usually given to a company, organisation or individual who has successfully used the latest anti-theft technology in their pursuit of prevention, detection and investigation of Auto theft and related crime.

Criteria:
The Technology Award will be presented to an individual, group, association or company who have demonstrated a successful investigation, operation or recovery of stolen vehicles or vehicle with the use of latest technological advancements and up to date techniques providing counter measures to vehicle theft.
Nominees will be assessed by the Awards Assessment Committee who will present a short list of finalists to the United Kingdom Board to select the winner. The winner and runner up for this award are announced at the annual IAATI UK National Vehicle Crime Conference Awards Banquet held each year.
The successful recipient or organisation will receive the Award from the IAATI UK Branch President at the IAATI UK National Vehicle Crime Conference.
The runner up will receive a Certificate of commendation from IAATI.
Would you like to nominate someone or an organisation for this Award?

For more information please read the Awards Brochure IAATI_UK_Awards_Policy_Version_201807_2.pdf

To nominate for this or any other UK Branch award please click this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/IAATIUKAWARDS

IAATI UK Insurance Award

The IAATI UK Insurance Award is an Industry Award supported by an individual or organisation working within the insurance industry.

Who can be Nominated?

The Insurance Industry Investigation of the Year Award is open to any individual or team working in the insurance industry.

Criteria:
This Award is open to any individual or team who have conducted an outstanding investigation of a suspicious motor vehicle claim, or a network of suspicious motor vehicle claims or any auto crime claims (staged accident etc.). The award is open to both investigators who have conducted an outstanding investigation into motor vehicle theft claims, auto crime claims, and claims staff working in the investigations unit of an insurance company who manage the investigation process. The investigation may be deemed outstanding for a range of reasons including its use of innovative methodologies and investigations techniques; the complexity of the investigation and the outcome of the investigation. The submission could be in relation to one specific claim, a network of theft claims, or auto crime claims that were identified and investigated. Nominees will be assessed by the Awards Assessment Committee who will present a short list of finalists to the United Kingdom Board to select the winner. The winner and runner up for this award are announced at the annual IAATI UK National Vehicle Crime Conference Awards Banquet held each year.

The successful recipient or organisation will receive the Award from the IAATI UK Branch President at the IAATI UK National Vehicle Crime Conference.The runner up will receive a Certificate of commendation from IAATI.

Would you like to nominate someone or an organisation for this Award?

For more information please read the Awards Brochure IAATI_UK_Awards_Policy_Version_201807_2.pdf

To nominate for this or any other UK Branch award please click this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/IAATIUKAWARDS

IAATI UK Keith English Award (Award of Merit)

This award is presented in the memory of Keith English who was one of the founding members of IAATI Europe, before the two Associations split. Keith English died in a road traffic accident whilst on his way from carrying out a car examination.

Who can be Nominated?
The Award of Merit is presented to an individual, group, association or company, who has shown distinction in the investigation, prevention or detection of motor vehicle crime, involving motor cars, motorbikes and caravans. It is open to any squad, individual or team who have conducted an outstanding investigation involving the detection and prevention of auto crime. It is open to members of police forces, customs services, insurance investigators, private investigators, or anyone else involved in vehicle theft investigations.

Criteria:
Submissions will be judged on their demonstration of any or all of the following criteria:
• innovative methodologies,
• application of best practice investigation techniques,
• the complexity of the investigation, and
• co-operation and involvement of multiple agencies

to achieve a result in the fight against auto theft and related crime. The investigation may involve cooperation of international agencies but at least part of the investigation must have taken place in either the United Kingdom or Ireland during the last 3 years. Nominees will be assessed by the Awards Assessment Committee who will present a short list of finalists to the United Kingdom Board to select the winner. The winner and runner up for this award are announced at the annual IAATI UK National Vehicle Crime Conference Awards Banquet held each year.

The successful recipient or organisation will receive the Award from the IAATI UK Branch President at the IAATI UK National Vehicle Crime Conference. The runner up will receive a Certificate of commendation from IAATI.

Would you like to nominate someone or an organisation for this Award?

For more information please read the Awards Brochure IAATI_UK_Awards_Policy_Version_201807_2.pdf

To nominate for this or any other UK Branch award please click this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/IAATIUKAWARDS

IAATI UK Member of the Year Award

The IAATI UK Member of the year Award is our Association Award recognising the efforts of our members.

Who can be Nominated?
Nominations for this award are open to present or past members of the United Kingdom Branch of IAATI.

Criteria:
This award is to recognise the work of an individual member, who through their dedication and involvement, has helped in the development, growth or professionalism of IAATI within the United Kingdom or at the International level. Nominees will be assessed by the IAATI UK President. The winner of this award is announced at the annual IAATI UK National Vehicle Crime Conference Awards Banquet held each year.

The successful recipient or organisation will receive the Award from the IAATI International President or their representative and the IAATI UK Branch President at the IAATI UK National Vehicle Crime Conference.

Would you like to nominate someone or an organisation for this Award?

For more information please read the Awards Brochure IAATI_UK_Awards_Policy_Version_201807_2.pdf

To nominate for this or any other UK Branch award please click this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/IAATIUKAWARDS

IAATI UK Peter Leigh Award (IAATI UK Plant Award)

This award is presented in the memory of Peter Leigh, who was a member of IAATI UK, and was involved in the investigation of plant theft, farm machinery, trailer theft, and industrial machinery.

Who can be Nominated?
This Award has traditionally been a plant award presented to a police operation but of late it has been given a wider remit to involve any organisation, individual and/or stakeholder in the industry.

Criteria:
The Plant Award will be presented to an individual, group, association or company who have shown distinction in the investigation, prevention or detection of plant theft, which includes, farm machinery, tools, construction machinery and trailers.

Nominees will be assessed by the Awards Assessment Committee who will present a short list of finalists to the United Kingdom Board to select the winner. The winner and runner up for this award are announced at the annual IAATI UK National Vehicle Crime Conference Awards Banquet held each year.

The successful recipient or organisation will receive the Award from the IAATI UK Branch President at the IAATI UK National Vehicle Crime Conference. The runner up will receive a Certificate of commendation from IAATI.

Would you like to nominate someone or an organisation for this Award?

For more information please read the Awards Brochure IAATI_UK_Awards_Policy_Version_201807_2.pdf

To nominate for this or any other UK Branch award please click this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/IAATIUKAWARDS

IAATI UK President’s Award

The President’s Award is supported by IAATI UK’s first gold supporter to commit to our Supporters package each year. It is our most prestigious Award.

Who can be Nominated?
This Award recognises an outstanding contribution by an individual or a team in either:
• the reduction and deterrence of motor vehicle theft in the United Kingdom or Ireland,
• the achievement of a significant result from an investigation in auto crimes, and/or
• a significant achievement in the detection of motor vehicle theft and/or fraudulent vehicle crime.

For example, potential nominations in this category may include:
• Individuals or organisation involved in the development of security devices;
• Vehicle manufacturers;
• Insurance companies for the introduction of new procedures or incentives to vehicle owners or the funding of crime prevention programs;
• Police services for the introduction of initiatives or the development and distribution of training programmes;
• Local crime prevention practitioners;
• Youth workers or organisations involved in prevention programs for offender or age risk individuals;
• Advertising agencies for the development of an awareness campaign etc.;
• Motor Registration authorities or consumer protection agencies for the development of policies or procedures aimed at restricting the activities of car thieves and protecting the unsuspecting consumers;
• Individuals or organisations involved in the media for the development of responsible reporting practices, the dissemination of vehicle theft prevention material, or the reporting of vehicle theft issues;
• Police services, Customs services, Insurance companies, private investigators, or anyone else involved in the prevention, detection and investigation of motor vehicle theft or vehicle crimes;
• Inter-agency operations or co-operation between public and/or private companies to achieve a positive result in the tackling of vehicle crime.

Criteria:
Submissions could be for any project or initiative that deals with the reduction, prevention or investigation of motor crime, either at an international, national or local level. Nominees will be assessed by the Awards Assessment Committee who will present a short list of finalists to the United Kingdom Board to select the winner. The winner and runner up for this award are announced at the annual IAATI UK National Vehicle Crime Conference Awards Banquet held each year.

The successful recipient or organisation will receive the Award from the IAATI International President or representative and the IAATI UK Branch President at the IAATI UK National Vehicle Crime Conference.

The runner up will receive a Certificate of commendation from IAATI. Would you like to nominate someone or an organisation for this Award?

For more information please read the Awards Brochure IAATI_UK_Awards_Policy_Version_201807_2.pdf

To nominate for this or any other UK Branch award please click this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/IAATIUKAWARDS

Southern African Branch

The Director’s Award

• This award will be assigned to an IAATI member for rendering extraordinary service to the IAATI SAB
• More than one IAATI member per year can be assigned with this reward
• This award will also be referred to as the Colonel WC Smith IAATI SAB Memorial Award
• The award winner also receives a trophy

• For more information contact Adrie Blignaut adrie@zonke-uicode.co.za

The Investigator’s Award

• This award will be assigned to an individual for outstanding performance as a vehicle crime investigator
• The individual can also be a non-IAATI member
• Other than the trophy the award winner will receive IAATI membership for a year and all expenses paid to the following IAATI SAB Annual Training Seminar
• This award winner will also receive a sponsorship (which include training fees, travel, accommodation and daily allowance) to attend the next IAATI Annual International Training Seminar. This is a 50-50 sponsorship by IAATI SAB and Zonke-Unicode.                 

• For more information contact Adrie Blignaut adrie@zonke-unicode.co.za

The Vehicle Crime Combating Award

• This award can be assigned to an individual or a team or unit for outstanding performance in combating vehicle crime
• The individual or person receiving the award on behalf of the award-winning team or unit can be a non-IAATI member
• Other than the trophy the award winner (including all members of the team/unit) will receive IAATI membership for a year and all expenses paid to the following IAATI SAB Annual Training Seminar

• For more information contact Adrie Blignaut adrie@zonke-uicode.co.za

Latin American Branch

There are currently no awards for this Branch/Chapter.

Asian Branch

There are currently no awards for this Branch/Chapter.