Member Benefits

What are the benefits of becoming a member?

When you join the NIAIA, you become a member of the only national organization dedicated to educating, developing, and assisting internal affairs units and their investigators. You will also benefit from the contacts made with other departments, locally and around the nation. Additionally, the NIAIA hosts an annual training conference that showcases issues of concern and interest to internal affairs investigators.

Involvement in the NIAIA allows members the opportunity to:

  • develop and establish professional standards of performance and integrity for internal affairs investigators;
  • receive quality training at affordable prices;
  • network with peers to foster professional development;
  • participate in discussions about common problems and current court decisions;
  • gather and disseminate information about improved administrative and technical practices;
  • assist agencies in the founding and continued development of their IA units; and,
  • encourage cooperation and an exchange of information/experience among internal affairs investigators.

We take great pride in planning the conference, raising the bar higher each year to ensure that our members are getting the most relevant, up-to-date training from some of the top names in our field. We also work hard to keep the tuition and lodging rates as affordable as possible, regardless of whether attendance is an agency investment in the career of an IA investigator, or a personal investment.

Our membership includes representatives from police, Fire/EMS, corrections, military, academic, tribal, and other types of agencies from across the United States and internationally. We look forward to having you as a contributing member of this fantastic group of law enforcement and public safety professionals.

What does it cost to join?

Annual NIAIA membership dues are only $50.00 per department, regardless of the number of investigators assigned to the unit.

Individual memberships, for retirees only, are $25.00 per year.