IAATI South African Branch History
IAATI was established in 1952 to improve communication and coordination among the growing number of professional vehicle crime investigators. It has since grown to over 4 900 international members, representing over 43 countries. Members include representatives from law enforcement agencies and many others with a vested interest in vehicle crime investigation, such as the insurance industry, vehicle manufacturers, vehicle rental and leasing agencies.
In 2007 the SAB was revived and has 139 members at present.
In order to be an active member of IAATI, each member has to pay a joining fee of R350,00 and an annual membership fee of R300,00 thereafter.
- IAATI offers the following to its members:
- An annual international training seminar that may be attended if the organisation the member belongs to, sponsors him/her.
- An annual SAB training seminar.
- Frequent international or local (SAB) training sessions on vehicle crime investigation or on matters relating to vehicle identification.
- The circulation of IAATI’s quarterly magazine to all its members, referred to as the APB.
- The contact details of all international members are made available to each member of the SAB of IAATI for networking purposes. Information on vehicle crime trends and vehicle identification is very often shared among investigators, who are members of IAATI.