North Carolina Homicide Investigators Association

Promoting Quality Homicide Investigations within the State of North Carolina


In the past several days, We have been contacted by many departments concerning departmental travel and training restrictions due to the COVID-19 virus. Also, in recent days, Governor Cooper and the CDC have issued orders limiting gatherings of people to hopefully stop this virus from spreading. As a result, on Friday, March 13th, the NCHIA Board had an emergency meeting concerning the NCHIA Spring Training Conference in Hickory.

Unfortunately , given the circumstances we all face, the board has made the decision to cancel the NCHIA Spring Conference in Hickory. If you paid by PayPal, you will automatically be refunded your fees. If you paid by check, please email our Treasurer Derek Moore at to request how you would like your refund to be handled.

The NCHIA Board worked very hard this year to have an excellent training agenda. In the weeks to come, your Board of Directors will work with our presenters so that they can be at our fall conference. The fall conference will be at the Courtyard Marriott in Carolina Beach, NC from October 27-30. Registration and the agenda for the fall conference will be online soon.

We are sorry for this cancellation, however please support your North Carolina Homicide Investigators Association by attending the fall conference this October. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the beach and as always, stay safe.


On behalf of the North Carolina Homicide Investigators Association Board of Directors, welcome to our association’s website. The North Carolina Homicide Investigators Association was founded in 1994 and it aimed to be an information sharing organization that assisted NC law enforcement agencies with cold cases. The immediate result was homicide investigators from across the state coming together to review and offer investigative ideas and techniques to aid in closing unsolved homicides. This group of individuals provided a solid foundation on which our association has been built. We have grown to support two training conferences each year that regularly provide cold case presentations, solved case presentations, nationally recognized experts from various fields of study, and focused training topics to approximately 250 homicide investigators across North Carolina. If you are not yet a member of our association and would like to apply, please take the time to review our by-laws to determine your eligibility. The top-notch training you will receive will prove to be very beneficial and informative. Additionally, the relationships you build with other members will be of great value to you through your professional career and beyond. 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.

Phillip A. Stevens


The North Carolina Homicide Investigator’s Association (NCHIA) was formed in 1994. It grew out of a June 1994 working group in Raleigh, NC organized by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (NCSBI) and a number of NC homicide investigators in response to a series of unresolved prostitute homicides.


Top-Notch Training
Beneficial and Informative
Lasting Professional Relationships
Ideas and Techniques
Exchange of Information
Workshops and Investigative Seminars
Regular Training Sessions
Encouragement and Support

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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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