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Membership Information

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.

Qualifications for Membership

Peace Officers, Investigators and Prosecuting Attorneys engaged in the investigation and/or prosecution of criminal activity associated with computers and/or advanced technologies. Each member shall be regularly employed by the Federal Government, State Government, Counties, and/or Municipal subdivisions of any state, or Management Level and Senior Staff Security Professionals in the regular employ of private business or Industry in the various states, the primary duties of which, are the control and responsibility for security and/or investigation in computer or advanced technology environments, or by virtue of his/her position or interest can provide, or have a need for information and training in the areas of computer and/or advanced technologies.

You may be eligible for membership if:

If you are an investigator in: law enforcement, Regulatory Agencies, Military, Corporate Investigations, corporate Legal Counsel, Brand Protection, Sciences, Auditors, Prosecutorial Offices

If you work in the following sectors: Biotechnology/Pharmaceuticals, Nanotechnology, Food Production, Manufacturing, Transportation, Education, Government, Utilities, Intellectual Property Law, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Homeland Security and Homeland Defense Contractors, Aerospace, Telecommunications, Consulting

You investigate any of the following crimes: Intellectual Property Theft – All Types, Network Intrusions, Denial of Service and Theft of Information, Identity Theft, Industrial Control System Intrusions, Fraud and Theft, Trafficking in Drugs, Humans, or Weapons, Harassment, Bullying, Stalking or Crimes Against a Person, Bio-Tech, Cyber, Chemical or Nuclear Terrorism, Other Related Crimes.


Currently, the membership of the Atlantic Chapter of the HTCIA comprises of people from major corporations, Federal and Provincial government, law enforcement, educational institutions and small business throughout the Atlantic Canada region. Our strength lays in our diversity. Applications for membership should be made through the international office of the HTCIA:

HTCIA Membership Application

Any application for membership must be supported by two sponsoring HTCIA members in good standing.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact any member of the chapter board. The Atlantic HTCIA Chapter meet approximately every four weeks through teleconference facilities in major centers throughout the region.  Meetings are advertised through the use of Social Media (Facebook & twitter) as well as on the main http://AtlanticHTCIA.org page.

Chapter Information

The High Technology Crime Investigation Association is composed of 8 regions within the United States and 6 international regions, including Canada. The Atlantic Chapter is one of five chapters in the Canadian region. Internationally there are 38 chapters overall.

For a complete listing of all HTCIA chapters, please see the International HTCIA website.

If you are interested in setting up your own chapter, information is provided on the HTCIA website.

There are five Other Chapters in Canada.

Internet Safety

One of the major goals and responsibilities of our members is help promote awareness around Internet safety for children and their families.

HTCIA Internet Safety For Children Campaign

Starting in approximately 2003, the HTCIA partnered with five other organizations to address HTCIA's membership growing desire to conduct Internet Safety training in their geographic locations. As a direct result of this partnership the HTCIA Internet Safety For Children Campaign was created in 2004.

The focus of the HTCIA Internet Safety For Children Campaign was to be a catalyst, not a replacement, for existing "Internet Child Safety" programs. Its continuing strength has been that it recognizes that Internet Safety Training is not a one-size-fits-all concept. Different ages have different interests, patterns of behavior, and understanding of themselves and the world around them.

The HTCIA and its mission partners recognize that the Internet safety is a continuing issue that must be addressed by our membership and the public. We look forward to helping you provide this important training to your community's children. For more information on this program, please visit the campaign website.

We have provided a few interesting links:

Canadian National Tipline for Reporting Online Sexual Exploitation of Children
National Cyber Security Alliance
FBI Publication - A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety
Be Safe Online - Safer Use of Services on the Internet
RCMP - Internet Safety