"A Partnership approach to vehicle crime"

The UK Branch Awards recognise achievements in the fight against auto theft related crime and nominations for the 2019 awards are now open and will close on 30th May, 2019.

The awards seek to recognise and reward outstanding achievement, innovation, or exceptional performance in the field of auto theft prevention, detection and investigation.

In 2019 there will be six categories of awards: 

- President's Award sponsored by TBA.

- Keith English Award (Award of Merit) supported by (TBA).

- Peter Leigh Award (IAATI UK Plant Award) supported by (TBA)

- Alan Taylor Award (IAATI UK Technology Award) Supported by (TBA)

- Insurance Investigation of the Year Award supported by (TBA)

- Member of the Year Award.

IAATI UK are looking for sponsors for the above Awards. Let us know if you are interested.

Winners of the Branch Awards and runners up will be announced during the 2019 International Vehicle Crime Conference to be held in Glasgow between the 15th and 20th September, 2019.

Nominees may also be submitted to International IAATI for consideration of an International Award.

Nominees of each category may also be asked to make a short presentation during the conference and/or write a short article for publication in an IAATI newsletter.


You may nominate someone or an organisation for an Award by completing this 'On Line Form' or emailing your submissions to  Director, Dr. Ken German at germanty@btinternet.com. 

The closing date for 2019 nominations is 30th May, 2019.

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* 1. Please provide us with :

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* 2. The President’s Award in 2019 is sponsored by our Gold Sponsor (TBA) and recognises an outstanding contribution by an individual or a team in either the reduction and deterrence of motor vehicle theft in the United Kingdom or Ireland, the achievement of a significant result from an investigation in auto crimes, or a significant achievement in the detection of motor vehicle theft and/or fraudulent vehicle crime.

For example, potential nominations in this category may include:  Individuals or organisation involved in the development of security devices;  Vehicle manufacturers;  Insurance companies for the introduction of new procedures or incentives to vehicle owners or the funding of crime prevention programs;  Police services for the introduction of initiatives or the development and distribution of training programmes;  Local crime prevention practitioners;  Youth workers or organisations involved in prevention programs for offender or age risk individuals;  Advertising agencies for the development of an awareness campaign etc.;  Motor Registration authorities or consumer protection agencies for the development of policies or procedures aimed at restricting the activities of car thieves and protecting the unsuspecting consumers;  Individuals or organisations involved in the media for the development of responsible reporting practices, the dissemination of vehicle theft prevention material, or the reporting of vehicle theft issues;  Police services, Customs services, Insurance companies, private investigators, or anyone else involved in the prevention, detection and investigation of motor vehicle theft or vehicle crimes;  Inter-agency operations or co-operation between public and/or private companies to achieve a positive result in the tackling of vehicle crime.

Submissions could be for any project, initiative or investigation that deals with the reduction, prevention or investigation of motor crime, either at an international, national or local level.

Would you like to nominate someone for consideration of this Award?

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* 3. The IAATI Keith English Award (Award of Merit)

The Award of Merit is open to any squad, individual or team who have conducted an outstanding investigation involving the detection and prevention of auto crime. It is open to members of police forces, customs services, insurance investigators, private investigators, or anyone else involved in vehicle theft investigations. Submissions will be judged on their demonstration of any or all of the following criteria: innovative methodologies, application of best practice investigation techniques, the complexity of the investigation, and co-operation and involvement of multiple agencies to achieve a result in the fight against auto crime.

The investigation may involve cooperation of international agencies but at least part of the investigation must have taken place in either the United Kingdom or Ireland during the last 3 years.

Would you like to nominate someone or an organisation for this Award.

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* 4. The IAATI Peter Leigh Award

was traditionally a plant award presented to a police operation but of late it has been given a wider remit.

The Plant Award will be presented to an individual, group, association or company who have shown distinction in the investigation, prevention or detection of plant theft, which includes, farm machinery, tools, construction machinery and trailers.

Would you like to nominate someone or an organisation for this Award.

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* 5. The IAATI Alan Taylor Award (Technology Award)

is usually given to a company or individual who has successfully used the latest anti theft technology.

Would you like to nominate someone or an organisation for this Award.

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* 6. The IAATI Insurance Industry Investigations Award

The Insurance Industry Investigation of the Year Award is open to any individual or team working in the insurance industry who have conducted an outstanding investigation of a suspicious motor vehicle claim, or a network of suspicious motor vehicle claims or any auto crime claims (staged accident etc.). The award is open to both investigators who have conducted an outstanding investigation into motor vehicle theft claims, auto crime claims, and claims staff working in the investigations unit of an insurance company who manage the investigation process.

The investigation may be deemed outstanding for a range of reasons including its use of innovative methodologies and investigations techniques; the complexity of the investigation and the outcome of the investigation. The submission could be in relation to one specific claim, a network of theft claims or auto crime claims that were identified and investigated.

The investigation and/or insurance claim must have been performed in either the United Kingdom or Ireland in the past three years.

Would you like to nominate someone or an organisation for this Award.

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* 7. The IAATI Member of the Year Award

Nominations for this award are open to present or past members of the United Kingdom Branch of IAATI. This award is to recognise the work of an individual member, who through their dedication and involvement, has helped in the development, growth or professionalism of IAATI within the United Kingdom or at the International level. .

Would you like to nominate someone for this Award.

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* 8. Have you any comments or suggestions for the IAATI Award program? Tell us about it.

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* 9. Woud you or your organisation like to sponsor an Award.

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