HTCIA Mission

Provide education and collaboration to our global members for the prevention and investigation of high tech crimes.


HTCIA Core Principles

To promote collaboration and education of our members.

Become the global association for high tech investigators.

2020 HTCIA International Conference September 27 - 30, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ


2020 HTCIA Conference Phoenix

The High Technology Crime Investigation Association would like to announce the dates and location for the 2020 International Conference & Training Expo.

Venue: Renaissance Phoenix Downtown

Dates: September 27-30, 2020


Interested in exhibiting or submitting a presentation for 2020 Conference & Expo? Please contact us directly for more information at


Thank you again to all attendees, exhibitors, and presenters for making 2019 another successful year for the HTCIA Conference & Expo!!

Hotel Information

Overnight rooms are available at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown over the conference dates. To receive the discounted rate of $121.00 per night, plus tax, use the link below or you can contact Marriott reservations directly at 602-333-0000. Be sure to mention that you are attending the HTCIA Conference & Expo to receive the discounted room rate!

Discounted rate of $121.00 per night, plus tax.

Discounted Valet Parking at $25 per car, per day.

Complimentary Internet in guest rooms.

Last day to book: 9/4/2020

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International Office

Corporate Officers 

President- Chief Executive Officer  - Anthony Reyes (Northeast Chapter)
First Vice President- Chief Operations Officer - Todd Shipley (Northern California Chapter)
Second Vice President- Senior Vice President - Sheila Mellor (Silicon Valley Chapter)
Treasurer - Chief Financial Officer - Kenneth Haynes (Mid-Atlantic Chapter)
Secretary - Chief Governance Officer- Brandt Watkins (British Columbia Chapter)

HTCIA International Office team, Operated by McKenna Management, Inc.:

  • Elizabeth Maynard - Executive Director
  • Michele Sperry - Accountant
  • Karen Hill - Meeting Planner
  • Gabrielle Webster - Program Coordinator

Office Address
4 Lan Drive, Suite 310
Westford, MA 01886

Main Numbers
Phone: +1 (978) 364-5111
Fax: +1 (978) 250-1117

Contact Email

Pre-HTCIA History

In 1984, a California based industrial security managers group approached the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office to discuss their concerns about high technology crime. They noted there was a strong need for additional law enforcement training and investigative expertise to address this disturbing trend.

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HTCIA Code of Ethics

I will support the objectives and purposes of the HTCIA, as stated in Article II of the Association Bylaws.

I agree to respect the confidential nature of any sensitive information, procedures, or techniques that I become aware of because of my involvement with the HTCIA.

I will not disclose such confidential material to anyone who is not a member in good standing of the HTCIA without the written permission from the HTCIA Board of Directors.

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HTCIA International Executive Committee (IEC):

  • Anthony Reyes – President (Northeast Chapter)
  • Todd Shipley – First Vice President (Northern California Chapter)
  • Sheila Mellor – Second Vice President (Silicon Valley Chapter)
  • Brandt Watkins – Secretary (British Columbia Chapter)
  • Ken Haynes – Treasurer (Mid-Atlantic Chapter)

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All IEC committees must follow the guidelines and policies set out by the HTCIA. These policies can be reviewed here.

The HTCIA has a number of committees that are key to the success of the organization.

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2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Frans Kolkman

2018 Case of the Year

Javier Soto Ortiz 

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HTCIA News Feed

June 12, 2018 - Chief Superintendent, Director General, National Technical Investigation Services, Jeff Adam of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to be the Keynote Speaker at the 2018 International Conference in Washington DC in August. 

February 1, 2018 – International office launches Memberclicks, a robust online cyber investigator network for all members to collaborate and network with each other. Additionally, the international office will soon start monthly training via its webinar series for all HTCIA members.

October 1, 2017 -  Howard Anthony Schmidt to receive the 2017 HTCIA Life Time Achievement Award Posthumously at the 2017 International Conference.