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.