Our Mission and Ethics

Our Mission

The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) is designed to encourage, promote, aid and effect the voluntary interchange of data, information, experience, ideas and knowledge about methods, processes, and techniques relating to investigations and security in advanced technologies among its membership. As a not-for-profit organization, the Atlantic Chapter of the HTCIA strives to educate the public on the safe use of technology in their everyday life. The Atlantic Chapter of the HTCIA holds at least one regional security and privacy seminar annually which is open to the public. These education seminars are "vendor neutral", where the technology or issue is discussed rather than specific product lines or services.

Our Ethics

  • The HTCIA is dedicated to improving methods for investigating and prosecuting crimes involving advanced technologies. Members are dedicated to mutually assisting each other in the pursuit of this goal.
  • Members will always use what they learn through HTCIA for the betterment of its members and their sponsoring organizations.
  • Members agree to respect the confidential nature of any information, procedures, or techniques they become aware of because of their involvement with HTCIA.
  • Members will not disclose such confidential information to anyone who is not a member in good standing of the HTCIA without the written permission from their respective Chapter Board.
  • Members will never reveal the professional confidences entrusted among one another except under circumstances consistent with the purpose of HTCIA.
  • Members will never misrepresent their employment, intentions, or professional affiliations.
  • Members will refrain from even the appearance of impropriety detrimental to the HTCIA, its purpose, or its members.
  • Members will use their best efforts to support the integrity and competence of HTCIA and prevent the subversion of the association and its purpose.
  • Members will promote cooperation and mutual assistance among the International Board of Directors and its Chapters.