2019 Australasian Awards and Travel Scholarship - Call for Applications
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AUS Branch - Travel Scholarship

Nominations Deadline: Jan 31, 2020

All nominations should be sent to: IAATI Australasian Branch, PO Box PO Box 71, Collinswood, South Australia 5081 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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
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Award Recipients

Year
Name or Group
2019
Catherine Horton, Queensland Police
Catherine Horton 2019 AB Travel Scholarship winner

Catherine Horton 2019 AB Travel Scholarship winner, receiving her awards from Award Sponsor and Australasian Branch President, Mark Pollard (F.I.R.E.S)

2019 Travel Scholarship

Sponsored by Fire Investigation Risk and Enquiry Services Pty Ltd

 

The 2019 recipient of the Branch’s Annual Travel scholarship was Det. Sgt. Catherine Horton, from Queensland Police Service.  

Cathy has numerous years’ experience investigating vehicle crime related matters with the Queensland Police Service. Within this time she has become the subject matter expert providing training and guidance to local police  and interstate police

She has attended international Seminars in 2015, 2016 and 2018 and has attended all Australasian Branch Seminar since 2015, including giving prsesntations at Australasian Seminars. Cathy was heavily involved in the planning and organisation of this 2018 Australasian Branch Seminar including:

  • Liaising with various Caterpillar contacts in the USA, Melbourne and Brisbane
  • Coordinating all arrangements for all the activities on day 3 of the 2018 seminar including the site visits to Caterpillar’s distribution centre and to Hastings Deering facilities, the transportation and all catering during the day.
  • Facilitated the inclusion of the two Queensland Police speakers for the 2018 seminar

Cathy has actively promoted the seminar throughout the Queensland Police Service and to various organisations in Queensland.

During here time on the Australasian Branch Committee she has demonstrated the persistence and perseverance that is frequently needed to get various tasks done.   In 2018 she was also elected as an Associate Director on the International Board of IAATI

Cathy will be using the $3,000 Travel Scholarship to attend the 2019 International IAATI Seminar in .Glasgow.

2018
Brett Florence

2018 Travel Scholarship

Sponsored by Fire Investigation Risk and Enquiry Services Pty Ltd

 

The 2018 recipient of the Branch’s Annual Travel scholarship was Det. Leading Senior Constable Brett Florence from Victoria Police.  Brett has 14 years’ experience investigating vehicle crime related matters with the Victoria Police. Within this time he has become the subject matter expert providing training and guidance to local police and developed a training course for all local and interstate police

Brett has previously provided education to IAATI members and non-IAATI member groups on vehicle theft related matters. This includes both interstate police services, state government and insurance industry experts as well as local community groups. I have spoken at various IAATI seminars in past years and co-coordinated the 2016 Melbourne seminar. 

Brett will be using the $3,000 Travel Scholarship to attend the 2018 International IAATI Seminar in Pittsburgh in August.

Brett Florence, Winner of the 2018 Australasian Branch Travel Scholarship

2017
David West
2016
Callum McNeill