Using Tomorrow's Technology Today

NATIA was founded in 1985 during a joint conference of local and regional associations which was held in Baltimore, Maryland.

The success of this and later conferences lead to the formal merger of these associations into a national organization which was incorporated as a not-for-profit associations in 1988.

NATIA is composed of over 2,000 law enforcement, intelligence officers, and support staff, who provide the technical operations, surveillance activities, and scientific support for hundreds of federal, state, and local agencies across the United States and Canada. Each year we play host to a growing number of representatives from foreign law enforcement agencies.

The purpose of NATIA is to further knowledge, develop skills and promote fellowship between those law enforcement and intelligence professionals who support their agencies' and departments' technical surveillance, tactical operations, and forensic activities.

This is accomplished through a blend of regional and national programs. We hold both regional meetings and an annual national convention where we provide training in new technologies, discuss major developments, conduct workshops, and sponsor a technology exhibition. A unique feature of NATIA is that participation by exhibitor is very restricted to the best technology available.

NATIA serves as an effective forum where representatives from industry, science, and government can engage in an open exchange of information through the Advanced Technology Committee.

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