The 2018 International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) awards were highly contested, with trophies presented to individuals and companies who achieved excellence in their battle to prevent vehicle crime.
This year’s Selectamark award was presented to Inspector Paul Sullivan of West Yorkshire Police for introducing the innovative SelectaDNA ‘tagging’ spray to prevent anti-social, theft and criminal use of motorcycles, mopeds and scooters including scrambler and off- road bikes.
Paul was the driving force behind Operation Matrix which enabled West Yorkshire Police officers and PCSOs to use the spray to target criminals, which has subsequently led to not only a significant reduction in crime in West Yorkshire (down 33%) but also convictions of offenders who would otherwise have not been identifiable.
Another winner on the night was the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Venice team. Insp Jim Corbett accepted the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) award on behalf of his team, which is using SelectaDNA tagging spray as one of their main tactics to target moped-enabled crime in London.
Images: Inspector Paul Sullivan (top) and Inspector Jim Corbett receive their awards.
For further information and images contact: Angela Singleton, Press Officer for Selectamark.
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