Retired Santa Clara DA's Investigator Wins Honor from International Organization

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High Technology Crime Investigation Association awards Lifetime Achievement Award to John McMullen, high tech crime investigation pioneer

The International High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), a consortium of law enforcement, private investigators and corporate security professionals, has awarded its annual Lifetime Achievement honor to retired Lieutenant John McMullen, formerly of the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Bureau of Investigation.

A founding member of HTCIA and a pioneer in the investigation of high technology crime cases, McMullen played a key role in the successful prosecution of several high-profile Silicon Valley criminal cases. He served as supervisor of the Silicon Valley Computer Forensic Lab, Project Director for Silicon Valley’s regional high tech crime task force (REACT), and as HTCIA’s representative on the California Governor’s High Technology Crime Advisory Committee.

Also a highly respected and sought-after instructor, McMullen helped develop the computer crime investigation and computer forensic training curriculum for the California Department of Justice Advanced Training Center.

“John McMullen has been one of the best HTCIA has to offer,” said Todd Shipley, HTCIA International President. “His dedication not only to investigating his cases, but also to bringing his knowledge and expertise to his colleagues and the next generation of investigators, is something we want every member to strive to emulate. His kind of example is the reason why we have an annual Lifetime Achievement Award.”

McMullen added: “I am deeply honored to be this year's recipient of the HTCIA Lifetime Achievement Award. There is no greater honor then to be singled out and recognized by your peers for your achievements. My membership in HTCIA over the last 25 years truly enhanced my career and the many opportunities that were presented to me.”

McMullen will formally accept his award at the HTCIA International Conference being held this year in Atlanta, GA. The conference, which runs from September 20-22, will also honor the association's Case of the Year and Chapter of the Year Awards.

The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) is designed to encourage, promote, aid and effect the voluntary interchange of data, information, experience, ideas and knowledge about methods, processes, and techniques relating to investigations and security in advanced technologies among its membership. HTCIA is the largest organization worldwide dedicated to the advancement of training, education and information sharing information between law enforcement and corporate cybercrime investigators.


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