IAATI United Kingdom Branch


IAATI UK (The United Kingdom Branch of IAATI), formed in 2001 brings together members from law enforcement agencies and related industry partners to tackle organised vehicle crime. IAATI UK members work within trusted organisations who are service providers in intelligence, enforcement, prevention, and disruption activities against organised vehicle crime.

We aim to make the work of the vehicle criminal harder, and ultimately, deny them the use of the road. We do this through increasing the communication and skill levels of our members who in their work within Government Agencies, Policing, Local Authorities, Insurers, Manufacturers and After Market suppliers, all play a part in tackling Vehicle Crime.

This is where our long term moto  “A Partnership Approach to Vehicle Crime.” comes from.

We recognise that ‘traditional’ vehicle crime, such as theft of or from vehicles has for a long time not been regarded as a policing priority by most forces. However, the incrase in the use of vehicles in acquisitive crimes, such as burglary, supporting serious and organised crime, and potential links to terrorist offences cannot be overlooked. Developing trends in the use of electronic means by Organised Criminal Gangs are growing and become more visible in the media each day requiring a response..

Through being a member, and working together in our roles in the industry,  as law enforcement officers, insurance partners or vehicle security suppliers we are working hard to combat this serious threat.

As an association our principle method of doing this remains through the networking of our members and the one to one communication channels they can utilise and the high quality of training we can provide to them from the experienced subject matter experts within.

Join us at IAATI UK, develop your networks and take part in our training events. Membership applications and renewals can be accessed using the side panel on the right



President's Message     

Dear Members,

I hope everyone is well and still taking in our successful international vehicle crime conference in Glasgow. If you were not able to attend, we’re sorry you missed a magnificent event!

The on-site committee for the 67th conference was the UK Branch Board. I thank you all for your hard work leading up to and during the event.

  • Iain McKinlay
  • John O’Byrne
  • Paul Harrison
  • Darren Faulds
  • Hannah Chowdhury
  • Simon Ashton
  • Ken German
  • David Northey
  • Martyn Huntley
  • Richie Gamble
  • Justin Powell

I would also like to thank all the Supporters who enabled the conference to take place. Without their financial support and demonstration of possible solutions, this conference would not have been the success that it was. The exhibitors’ area of the conference was a popular one with attendees and we very much appreciated your presence.

And finally, a huge thank you to the speakers and presenters who travelled from far-away places to share their knowledge and expertise with the attendees. You all did a fantastic job.

May I introduce the new board:

  • Hannah Chowdhury
  • Paul Harrison
  • Ritchie Gamble 
  • Iain McKinlay
  • Chris Elliott (NFU Ret)
  • David Crilly (JLR Ret)
  • Darren Faulds (Police Scotland)
  • Simon Ashton
  • Martyn Huntley
  • Peter Wilson
  • Ian Thwaites
  • Pete Stanley      

Rest assured that the new Board will be working hard to make the next UK conference as interesting and successful as this year’s International event.

We shall also work on some other ideas to provide each of you with as much value for your money as we can. Your ideas and suggestions for events, knowledge transfer and communications are welcomed.

Working with Police forces around the UK and Ireland as well as insurers I’m sure we can cover a lot of questions and find potential solutions.

Please ask if there is anything you as a member would like to see and learn about. You do not have to be a Board member to help and assist to make IAATI into the conduit of knowledge and cooperation that it can be.

Thank you and all the best!

Mike Briggs
IAATI UK Branch President


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IAATI UK has a very active Facebook page with up to date vehicle crime news on it. Our most effective weapon to combat all types of vehicle theft not only cars but motor cycles, heavy equipment, plant and so on is cooperation.This is a closed group, access to the group is for IAATI members, retired or serving law enforcement personnel.






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