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May 2016



The International Association of Auto Theft Investigator’s (IAATI) UK Branch has announced details of their 2016 National Vehicle Crime Conference which will be held over two days 8th & 9th June at Holywell Park, Loughborough.

IATTI is a global body set up to fight international vehicle crime. Their conferences give an opportunity to those engaged in the prevention, reduction, investigation, detection and enforcement of vehicle related crime to meet, discuss and learn about the latest world-wide threats and prevention measures.

As part of the conference programme IAATI has invited Ian Elliott, Combined Industry Theft Solutions (CITS) Chairman and Group Head of Security of the Clancy Docwra Group to make a presentation which will focus on the importance of industry partnerships in the fight against crime, particularly at a time of scarce police resources and competing policing priorities.

CITS, a not for profit group, that was formed 25 years ago has helped reduce the levels of crime through the dissemination of information and the promotion of a code of practice for construction companies, utility contractors and equipment rental companies. CITS provide up to date information about security products and methods to help combat the threats to security in the construction and agricultural sectors. 

IAATI UK’s organisers use their events as a platform to form world-wide partnerships with trusted organisations that provide intelligence and security products. With a healthy cross section of key players from the motor industry, motorcycle manufacturers and distributors, the road haulage industry, and the insurance and asset finance industry the IAATI event is a vital source of shared intelligence on all the latest security threats and developments.

This year’s 2-day conference adopts a new format which includes class room training and awareness’ sessions. Datatag’s Police Liaison and Training Officer Nick Mayell will lead one session at which he’ll give a live demonstration of chemical and thermal identification recovery. This will give delegates a taster to the accredited courses that Nick hosts at the AITS training centre in Cirencester.

Key note speakers will also include CITS board member and Datatag MD Kevin Howells who will present the latest security innovations and developments powered by Datatag technologies to the delegates. Datatag has the unique experience of managing and supplying 3 industry-wide security marking and registration schemes. The MASTER Scheme for the motorcycle market, the COMPASS Scheme for the Marine market and the CESAR Scheme, the world’s most successful security marking and registration scheme, for the construction and agricultural market.

The CESAR Scheme which was formed through the CITS group in particular will be highlighted for its success in reducing equipment theft as it is widely regarded to have contributed to a 70%+ reduction in the UK. Mr Howells will also announce the latest developments for the Micro-CESAR system which is designed to protect smaller hand-held power tools. 

IAATI is extremely important to the global community in the fight against vehicle crime, especially in today’s climate of diminished budgets and stretched resources. It’s crucial that countries engage with one another to tackle the organised criminal networks that profit from vehicle related crime and fraud. The two day event will also be a great opportunity for sponsors, key-note speakers and exhibitors to engage and network with the delegates.

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