The Ohio Auto Theft Investigators Association (OATIA) officially started in 1981 when a group of law enforcement officers and insurance company investigators organized to provide an association for those professionals who investigate auto theft related crimes and insurance claims.
The organization's goal is to provide free or low cost professional training and enhance communication efforts between all members. Our officers and board of directors are elected every two years by our active membership and are professionals from all aspects of the auto theft investigation field.
Membership in the organization is limited to those professionals in the field of auto theft investigation and prevention.
OATIA's most effective weapon to combat the crime of auto theft is cooperation and training including participation with International Association of Auto Theft Investigators. Through seminars, meetings, and outreach OATIA's members receive training and resources that is on the cutting edge of technology, trends in auto theft are reviewed on local and statewide impacts.
Through meetings like these, members become acquainted with each other around the State of Ohio and our border states resulting in case solutions and prosecution. OATIA provides a forum for members to pool resources in order to achieve our common interests and better serve our communities.