President’s Message

       2022/2023 TAVTI President Herman Adair
                  Hays County Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff’s Combined Auto Theft Task Force

Howdy TAVTI Family!

I would like to introduce myself.  I am Herman Adair, your 2022/2023 Texas Association of Vehicle Theft Investigators (TAVTI) president.  I want to thank each and every one of you for electing me to this position, and I look forward to serving y’all this year. 

I have served the last 25 ½ years with the Hays County Sheriff’s Office and have been assigned to the Sheriff’s Combined Auto Theft Task Force for the last 10 years.  I joined TAVTI in 2002 and have served the association in an elevated capacity for the last 7 years. 

In 2022, our conference was held in Corpus Christi at the Emerald Beach Hotel with a great turnout for training and networking.  The conference was a huge success thanks to our outgoing president, Larry Swinford, as well as all of the “behind the scenes” board members who stepped up to make sure it was a smooth week.  I would also like to thank each Instructor that took the time to share their expertise and knowledge with the TAVTI members.

Moving on to 2023, we are looking forward to the 88th Texas Legislature session that will run from January thru May.  If you have not met with your local legislator to promote pro-law enforcement and vehicle crimes prevention/investigation legislation, now is the time to do so. 

If you are not aware, Joe Canady, long-time Texas law enforcement officer and TAVTI member, was appointed as the director of the Texas Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority (MVCPA) in November 2022.  Joe has a very extensive background in vehicle crimes, ranging from investigator to task force commander.  He is also a past president of TAVTI.  With this said, TAVTI has a very strong advocate in Joe Canady, and he will certainly be an asset during this legislative session.

Thank you again for electing me, and I look forward to an exciting new year and serving you as the 2022/2023 TAVTI President.

Herman Adair
TAVTI President
Hays County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff’s Combined Auto Theft Task Force