Promoting quality homicide investigations within the state of North Carolina.

The year 2014 marked twenty years since our association was founded. Our association was founded as a result of several unsolved homicides. Homicide Investigators from across our great state came together in a collaborative effort to review and offer investigative ideas and techniques to aid in solving unsolved homicides. The original founding Investigators provided the foundation that that has made our association what it is today. On behalf of the North Carolina Homicide Investigators Association Board of Directors, I would like to welcome you to our association’s website. I encourage you to visit each section and learn more about our association, what our association does, and why our association is important. Our board members are continuously hard at work researching and networking to find new and exciting training opportunities, case presentations, and instruction on specialized areas related to our profession. If you are not yet a member of our association and would like to apply, please take time to review our by-laws to determine your eligibility. You may submit your application at any time. I believe you will find our association very beneficial and informative, from training to lasting professional relationships. Again, on behalf of our association’s Board of Directors and members, “Thank You” for your interest in our association and we look forward to seeing you at one or both of our annual training conferences.



Michael A. Panzarella
NCHIA President



  • To provide homicide investigators an opportunity to exchange information relative to homicide investigations and to encourage such exchange of information.

  • To support and encourage regular training sessions, workshops and special investigative seminars.

  • To establish a repository for information relating to current and unsolved homicides within the state of North Carolina and to disseminate such information through regular group meetings and publications.

  • To establish a network for other law enforcement agencies across the United States to access information.

  • Through the training, communication, support and encouragement of the association’s membership, promote quality homicide investigations within the state of North Carolina.


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