The Northeast Chapter of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association serves the Metro New York/New Jersey area. Our membership is comprised of members across a wide spectrum of the Private, Public, Academic and Law Enforcement sectors.

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

For information about our policy regarding criminal defense work, please see our defense membership policy page.




Student Connect is the HTCIA’s student membership program.

On October 19, 2008, the International Board of Directors approved a bylaw provision creating the Student Membership.

The purpose of this membership class is to foster, promote, and encourage the study of criminal investigations involving advanced technologies and security by the academic community. It is limited to undergraduate or graduate students majoring in computer science; forensics, criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections, accounting, auditing or similar program of study with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) established by the International Executive Committee (IEC). The IEC will establish general application procedures and requirements for Student Members which are not in conflict with these bylaws.

School Charter

Ten or more Student Members from one college or university may form a HTCIA School Charter. The IEC will establish general application procedures, requirements and governance for HTCIA School Charters.

Current School Charters

For further information about establishing a school charter, contact Carol Hutchings –