CODE OF ETHICS
STANDARD OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
CTIN is dedicated to improving methods for investigating and prosecuting crimes involving advanced technologies. Members are dedicated to mutually assisting each other in the pursuit of that goal.
- Members will always use what they learn through CTIN for the betterment of its members and their sponsoring organizations.
- Members agree to respect the confidential nature of information procedures or techniques they become aware of because of involvement with the CTIN
- Members will not disclose identified confidential information to anyone who is not a member in good standing of the CTIN without the written permission from the Executive Board of Directors.
- Members will never reveal the professional confidences entrusted among one another except under circumstances consistent with the purpose of CTIN
- Members will never misrepresent their employment, intentions, or professional affiliations.
- Members will refrain from even the appearance of impropriety detrimental to the CTIN, its purpose or its members.
- Members will use their best efforts to support the integrity and competence of CTIN and prevent the subversion of the association.
- Members will seek to attract to CTIN those persons meeting membership criteria and who can contribute to the association and its purpose.
CTIN includes members of federal, state, and local law enforcement, as well as from private investigations, corporate security, educational institutions, and the computer science community from around the world.
Chapter Membership in this organization shall be limited to:
- Law enforcement personnel, investigators, technicians or specialists, and prosecuting attorneys engaged in the investigation and/or prosecution of criminal activities in which computers and/or other high technologies are utilized.
- A member shall be in the employ of a Federal, Tribal, State or Local government entity;
- Private or public sector employees who are employed as management or senior staff security level personnel whose primary duties are for security and/or investigations in computer or other high technology environments, or by virtue of their position or interest can provide, or have a need for, information, training in the areas of security or computer investigations, or other high technology environments;
- Students and faculty of secondary educational institutions involved in the study and/or teaching of high technology educational programs.
- A member in good standing who retires or transfer from their employment whose continued membership is desirable and beneficial to the CTIN Members in this category shall be granted continued membership subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.
- A quorum shall be necessary to remove a member in this category;
- Members must be of high moral and ethical integrity;
- Having met all qualifications for membership in CTIN, no applicant will be denied membership on the basis of sex, color, race, religion or ethnic origin;
To maintain membership, a member must:
- Submit yearly renewal applications each year; and
- Pay $25 USD per year; or
- Hold a Board position; or
- Have been granted Life Membership.
The C.T.I.N membership information will not be sold, given, or incorporated into any other membership, nor will the membership information be used for personal or professional gain.