Awards Program

IAATI South Central Regional Chapter Awards

SCRC members are encouraged to recognize their good work or the work of others in the association through award nominations. The following awards are given each year during the SCRC Annual Conference. No official form is needed to nominate individuals or groups for awards. Rather, please use a narrative format to explain why the individual or group should be honored with the award. When possible, please use specific information, such as type/amount of property recovered, dollar values, length of investigations, number of individuals involved, etc. All nominations should be sent or emailed to Kat Anderson using the contact information listed on each award. All nominations are due by September 1 of each year.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.