Welcome to the Nevada High Intensity Drug Traffic Area (HIDTA) website. Here you will find important information about Nevada's HIDTA program including our Nevada Law Enforcement Training Program available to all of Nevada's law enforcement, links to many other agencies, and general information about Nevada HIDTA's programs. HIDTA was created by Congress in 1988 as a program designed for improving law enforcement’s ability to impact crime and address these regional issues through agency cooperation and collaboration. Nevada HIDTA supports coordinated law enforcement strategies which maximize the use of available resources to reduce drug and gang related crime through enforcement, intelligence, prevention and training of officers and agents. The endurance of HIDTA due to innovation, neutrality, flexibility, and diversity in collaboration with our many community partners.
The Nevada Watch Center operation and intelligence deconfliction system is available 24/7 in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Information Network (RMIN), the Western Regional Information System (WSIN) and the Regional Information Sharing System (RISS) a nationwide intelligence system. This system is for law enforcement only. The statewide phone numbers is 1-888-294-2337, an email for questions is email@example.com. I strongly urge all law enforcement to use this system to ensure officer safety during plain clothes, covert operations and for case enhancing intelligence. Today's modern deconfliction systems have saved many lives across our nation.
Keith Carter, Nevada HIDTA Director
December 17-18, 2018; Monday - Tuesday
Advanced Vehicle Contraband Concealment
Henderson, NV - Henderson PD
FREE training co-sponsored by MCTC and NV HIDTA
This course is restricted to US military and sworn law
The rapid recognition and detection of traps, compartments, and secret hiding
places used to conceal and transport illicit commodities to include small arms,
explosives, illicitly-gained and laundered money, narcotics and chemicals used
to manufacture narcotics will result in a benefit to DOD or law enforcement
missions to disrupt Transnational
The primary objective of the course is to give the attending DOD Personnel, Law
Enforcement Officers, or Military personnel the ability to rapidly conduct a
complete systematic search of any moving conveyance and determine if it is
being used to conceal and transport illicit commodities.
The course is designed to have a deliberate and direct impact on trafficking
organizations abilities to move large shipments of contraband concealed in
vehicles in the Western Hemisphere as well as anywhere U.S. interests are
assigned. With the proper training of personnel this course will have a direct
impact and reduce the quantity of illicit drugs entering the United States from
Mexico - Central America, and Canada. By having a direct impact on the
trafficking organizations ability to move contraband, the course will
disrupt/disable trafficking organizations by a coordinated approach to limit
their access to funding, reduce their assets and ultimately raise their costs
of doing business.
The course instruction is delivered through a comprehensive presentation by subject
matter experts who have many years of experience in practical application of
well refined techniques and tactics that have proven to be most effective when
searching conveyances believed to be laden with hidden illicit commodities from
bulk shipments to individual narcotics. The instruction of the course is
enhanced with the use of visual media in video and photographic formats that
allow the audience to see real case studies of actual detections that reinforce
the learning process and provide a platform for discussion. These examples were
mainly derived from actual illicit commodity interceptions by the subject
matter experts thus providing firsthand knowledge of the events. The audience
will receive instruction on how to detect and defeat electronically operated
traps. There will be discussion and presentation of media depicting real case
examples of counter-measures that are being applied to thwart governmental
efforts by defeating X-ray equipment, density detection devices, fiber scopes,
as well as K-9.
Attendance of this course would also be beneficial as knowledge base for those
assigned to intelligence, investigations, or case analytical duties where
incoming information about specific hiding locations being used by criminal
organizations will be understood and can be relayed to field personnel to
effectuate interception of illicit commodity laden conveyances.
Drive-train components - Includes the running engine,
transmission, axles and drive shafts
Floor and roof compartments
Wall compartments - Includes engine bay firewall
Other components – Battery, radiator, fluid containers
Advanced Vehicle Contraband Concealment is a 2-day (16 hour) course.
There are no prerequisites to attend this course.
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Only 1 Seat Remaining
Registration Closes: 12/14/2018
January 07-08, 2019; Monday - Tuesday
Money Laundering (Cartels, OC & Terrorist Financing)
Henderson, NV - Henderson PD TrainingFREE Training! This class teaches the predominant methods of drug money laundering, breaking the schemes down into understandable components and teaches investigators the tools available for identification, interdiction, and enforcement actions. See flyer for additional information.
About the instructor:
A narcotics prosecutor by trade, Mr.
Nixon is the former Director of a joint State/Federal task force, based out of
Miami, Florida, that conducted complex international money laundering
investigations. With an expertise in electronic surveillance, Mr. Nixon
supervised more than two dozen wiretaps and his work resulted in the seizure of
tens of thousands of pounds of cannabis, hundreds of kilograms of cocaine,
heroin, amphetamine, and ecstasy, and the arrest of many prominent traffickers
and launderers. Notably, during his time as a task force commander, Mr.
Nixon oversaw a search and seizure operation that resulted in the largest cash
seizure in Miami’s history, totaling almost 25 million dollars in cash.
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Only 62 Seats Remaining
Registration Closes: 1/6/2019
January 08, 2019 - Tuesday
MS 13 Awareness for Patrol (AM Session)
Las Vegas, NV - LVMPD Training room 110
FREE Training Through NV HIDTA
- Understanding the MS 13
- MS 13 identification methods
- Impact of UAC issue on the
region in terms of recruitment and victimization, where to find
placement data and how it can be used for
criminal behavior predictive analysis
- Existing and emerging
- Geographic nexus of MS 13
cliques in the U.S.
- Building effective
relationships with impacted immigrant communities
- Devising a community-based
MS 13 prevention strategy
Please note: There will be 2 separate 4 hour session AM session 0800-1200. PM Session 1300-1700. Be sure to register for the time slot that's best for your schedule.
See flyer for additional information
Waiting List Registration
Registration Closes: 1/7/2019