The objectives and purposes of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association are as follows: To encourage, promote, aid, and affect the voluntary interchange of data, information, experience, and knowledge about methods, processes among the membership of HTCIA;

To promote a representative, centralized organization to collect, collate, coordinate, and distribute data, information, ideas, knowledge, methods, and techniques by any suitable means in order to improve the efficiency, promote uniformity in investigative methods, and develop matters of mutual interest to the membership of HTCIA.

To establish, encourage, and enforce observation of a Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct; To publish and distribute books, pamphlets, periodicals, papers and articles supportive of activities and purposes of HTCIA; To establish and conduct such committees, bureaus, and offices as are necessary and incidental to the activities of HTCIA;

To conduct surveys, studies, hold conferences, symposiums, seminars, and forums; To arrange for the presentation of lectures and papers on matters and problems of interest; To foster, promote, encourage, study, research, facilitate discussion, collect and disseminate information of service or interest to the members of HTCIA or the public at large;

To conduct such other related activities as may be necessary, desirable, or incidental to gaining recognition of accomplishments in the field of criminal investigations involving advanced technologies, and security within government, business and industry.