THE ROGER D. OVERTON MEMORIAL AWARD

Nominations Deadline: May 01, 2019

All nominations should be sent to: NE-IAATI Executive Offices P.O. Box 1275, Mansfield MA 02048 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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.

Award Recipients

Year
Name or Group
2012
Sgt Pierre Brochu,  Sureté du Québec
2012
S/A Fran Hannigan, NICB
2010
SA John Paskan, NICB
2009
Sgt. Steve Gardner,9 Det. Marshal Clark, Det. Trevor Archibald, Det. Andrew Pidcock, Det. Franco Saco, Ottawa Police Services Organized Auto Theft Unit
2008
Bill Sutch,  NICB
2007
Det. Jeff Davis, Peel Regional Police
2006
Invest Douglas Moir, Ins. Bureau of Canada
2005
S/A Heidi Jordan,  NICB New Hampshire
2004
Investigator William Siriunas, Ins Bureau of Canada
2002
Investigator Bruce H.F. Crocker, Ins Bureau of Canada