The Mission, Goals and Objectives remain unchanged - stress the need for meetings and the sharing of successes, failures and experiences for the benefit of educating those charged with homicide investigation. Mission of the OHIA: "It is the function of the Ontario Homicide Investigators Association to bring together the men and women charged with this responsibility and to provide a forum through which they can share their skill, knowledge and expertise for their professional development and support."
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
To share skills, knowledge and experience: Through regular meetings, association members will share and discuss their successes, failures and unique experiences for the benefit and education of their colleagues.
To develop and maintain an environment of teamwork and cooperation between police services and related agencies: the development of professional relationships between homicide investigators from various jurisdictions will serve as a conduit for assistance and cooperation.
To identify and react to universal investigative problems: the sharing of information will allow members of all services to be alerted to any type of problem arising out of violent death investigations. The Association will serve as a forum to discuss, evaluate and recommend effective solutions to these problems.
To provide a case conferencing forum: in drawing on the sum experience of its membership, the Association will provide a vehicle for problem solving and/or case review as requested.
To enhance the expertise of officers engaged in death investigations: The Association will strive to enhance the expertise of investigator’s by offering assistance, training and guidance in the field of death investigation.