Our Mission

IAATI Western Regional Chapter

IAATI is dedicated to developing and encouraging the highest professional standards of conduct among vehicle crime investigators, and strives to eliminate all factors interfering with the administration of the vehicle crime suppression effort.

October 9, 2021-Important 30 Day Notice

Western Regional Chapter IAATI Members,

The election of new Officers for the Executive Board of the Western Regional Chapter of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators is usually held during the 4th Quarter of the year at one of the local auto theft association annual conferences.  

Due to the cancellation of the AATIA Auto Theft Conference and the Western States Auto Theft Investigators Association Conference (3 Chapters) for 2021, the Western Regional Chapter is unable to hold their Annual General Membership Meeting where Board elections are held.  As a result, it has become necessary for the Western Regional Chapter to hold the election electronically (on-line).  

Western Regional Chapter IAATI By-Laws require 30-daynotification to WRC Active members of the variation of normal voting procedures.  (Western Regional Chapter Constitution and By-Laws: Article Three, Section 5, Jan 11, 2021, Revision) Therefore, as an Active member of IAATI, please be advised that we will be implementing an electronic vote process by email of all Active Western Regional Chapter members in 30 days.  At that time, you will be receiving a ballot for confirmation of the slate of candidates proposed by the Nominating Committee. 

2020-2021 President Carmen Swanson was required by Chapter By-Laws (Article Three, Section 4), to step down from her position on October 1, 2021, as her term had been extended (due to the Covid pandemic) to the maximum of 23 months. WRC 1stVice-President Robert Midzuno will be the Acting President of the Western Regional Chapter until the completion of the voting process.  

Please do not hesitate to contact me or Acting President Midzuno (MIDZUNR@nationwide.com) if you have any questions or concerns.


Dennis Frias


Western Regional Chapter IAATI


(702) 583-4985


Our Goal

Our most effective weapon on combatting vehicle crime, is co-operation. IAATI has actively pursued this by providing its members with an unsurpassed array of trends, intelligence information and investigative assistance. Through IAATI we are able to pull our resources in order to achieve our common interests and better serve our communities.