OATIA holds a four day annual training seminar which is a highly intensive training seminar for members and participants in addition to other outreach programs held around the State of Ohio.
Our members receive access to newsletters covering all topics in auto theft investigations and theft prevention. With topics and stories submitted by members, the newsletters feature the latest trends in investigation and theft methods by street criminals. Also the latest court decisions are presented and upcoming training events are listed.
Additional training in related fields are also taught. Fire Investigation, Manufacturer recall and notices are posted that might have an impact on a members investigation. Marine Theft Detection and Identification, as well as ATV, Motorcycle and heavy equipment identification are all instructed by experts in those related fields.
Members also receive a contact directory which provides a quick reference to other members representing law enforcement, fire service, insurance investigation and examination, and numerous other experts.
Membership in the organization is limited to those professionals in the field of auto theft investigation and prevention. Each application requires a sponsoring member in good standing with the organization, and is reviewed by the Board prior to approval.