The Michigan Association of Vehicle Theft Investigators (MAVTI) is a registered 501c3 organization that was founded on January 1st, 2000
MAVTI members are persons employed as duly authorized law enforcement officers on a full time basis by any federal, state, or municipal subdivision, agents of the National Insurance Crime Bureau, insurance representatives, or any other agency or organization which has a substantial interest in the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of vehicle theft and its related crimes.
To organize a statewide association of individuals committed to the detection, investigation, prosecution and suppression of vehicle theft and its related crimes in Michigan communities, and to provide free in-state training to police officers and SIU investigators in all facets of vehicle theft including identification, investigation, and current theft trends.
The 2023 MAVTI Fall Training Conference was held on 10/5/23 in Dearborn, MI. We had a large group of law enforcement officers, insurance investigators, and state regulatory investigators attend. The conference focused on modern methods of vehicle theft, best practices for patrol officer's theft investigations and interviews, and vehicle manufacturer anti-theft updates from Stellantis and General Motors representatives.
The first ever Douglas M. McCallister Achievement Award was presented to Michigan State Police (MSP) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division Officer Daryl Myers. Ofc. Myers over the course of thirty-two months of patrol duty recovered 62 stolen vehicles across the mid-Michigan area. Truly outstanding patrol work by Ofc. Myers, congratulations on being the first recipient of this prestigious award. The award was presented by retired MSP auto theft Detective Sergeant Doug McCallister, a co-founder of MAVTI, and the MAVTI Training Coordinator from 2000-2010.
Big thanks to all of the members of the MAVTI board of directors for making this years conference a successful one, we look forward to working with the newly elected incoming MAVTI board for next years training conference. The new MAVTI board of directors are featured on the MAVTI Board Members page within this website.