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The HTCIA was formed to provide education and collaboration to our global members for the prevention and investigation of high tech crimes.

As such, we are an organization that aspires to help all those in the high technology field by providing extensive information, education, collective partnerships, mutual member benefits, astute board leadership and professional management.

The HTCIA is a registered 501(c)(03) not-for-profit. The association’s status can be verified HERE.

The HTCIA is an organization for investigators, not an investigative agency. Victims seeking investigative help should contact local authorities or visit for more resources.

The HTCIA was created in 1986 and we are the oldest and most prestigious association solely focused on investigating high tech crime.

"The High Technology Crime Investigation Association has grown into the largest association of its kind in the world and it has been my honor and privilege to be a member of this organization since it was a single chapter located in Los Angeles, CA."

Fred Cotton (1999 lifetime award winner)

Our Core Values:

  • The HTCIA values the Truth uncovered within digital information and the effective techniques used to uncover that Truth, so that no one is wrongfully convicted!
  • The HTCIA values the Security of our society and its citizens through the enforcement of our laws and the protection of our infrastructure and economies.
  • The HTCIA values the Integrity of its members and the evidence they expose through common investigative and computer forensic best practices including specialized techniques used to gather digital evidence.
  • The HTCIA values the Trusted network of forensic and investigative professionals within private and public businesses including law enforcement who share our values and our vision.
  • The HTCIA values the Confidentiality of its membership and the information, skills and techniques they share within the association.

International Executive Committee (IEC)

2022 Officers:

President – Warren Kruse (New York Metro-Northeast Chapter)
First Vice President – Denis Roussel (Ottawa Chapter)
Second Vice President – Jessica Hyde (New York Metro-Northeast Chapter)
Treasurer – Kenneth Haynes (Mid-Atlantic Chapter)
Secretary – Gilles Racine (Ottawa Chapter)


The HTCIA includes a number of committees involved in maintaining and improving the organization.

Our History:

The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) was founded in 1986 in response to the limited training and resources available for law enforcement to investigate the growing high technology industry.

Since its inception, the HTCIA has grown into a worldwide organization with chapters all over the world.

Dedicated to providing training and resources on high technology crime investigating for its members, the HTCIA holds a number of seminars, summits and conferences every year, including its flagship International Conference.

HTCIA Milestones:


12 representatives from Southern California law enforcement and security personnel from private industry came together with the assistance of an established DATTA to form the entity called the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA).


HTCIA held its first state-wide high-tech investigation training seminar.


HTCIA chartered as an alliance of law enforcement investigators


HTCIA had a national membership of over 380 people.


  • First HTCIA National training seminar held at the Double Tree Hotel, near San Jose Airport, San Jose, Ca.

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Duncan Monkhouse became the first non-United States member to be President of HTCIA.


25th Annual conference in Palm Springs, California.

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30th Annual Conference


1st Annual Canadian Cyber Summit

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Contact Us:

The HTCIA International Office team is operated by Barcami Lane, Inc.:

  • David Ehrlich – Executive Director
  • Jeanette Foster – Meeting Planner
  • Juliette Avery – Program Coordinator
Office Address: 4 Lan Drive, Suite 100, Westford, MA 01886