Investigative Support Center

  Increasing the Safety of America's Citizens
by reducing drug-related crime and violence.


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.

Since February of 2013, Nevada HIDTA has operated a deconfliction and intelligence operation center, the Nevada Watch Center.  This service 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.

The 24/7 operation phone contact the entire state of Nevada: 888-294-2337, an email for questions is nevadawc@rmin.riss.net. 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.

Thank you,

Keith Carter, Nevada HIDTA Executive Director

Nevada HIDTA programs and partners help curb drug abuse.








December 12-14, 2017; Tuesday - Thursday
Transnational Gang Identification & Interdiction
Henderson, Nevada - Henderson PD TrainingBrought to you by NV HIDTA & MCTC
Transnational Gang Identification and Interdiction

**This course is formerly known as Criminal Street Gangs**


Registration is restricted to US military and sworn law enforcement personnel.

Course Description

According to the FBI’s National Gang Intelligence Center, Gangs are the primary distributors of illicit drugs and are responsible for the majority of crime in jurisdictions across the United States. Gangs are supplied with drugs by transnational criminal organizations (TCO) such as drug cartels and terrorist organizations. They work closely with TCO’s by trafficking and selling drugs, murder, kidnapping, extortion, terrorist operations, narcotics and terrorist financing, human trafficking and other activities that threaten national security. Street gangs, prison gangs, and organized criminal organizations work hand in hand with TCO to achieve their own goals as well as the goals of the TCO. TCO include groups such as Al Qaeda, ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah and other nefarious non-state actors. Gangs and their many partners pose a significant threat to the citizens of the U.S., as well as national security interests in the Western hemisphere (Mexico, Central America, Colombia and Peru). Profiteering for terrorists directly threatens U.S. troops in the Middle East.

This unique gang training class exposes a variety of gang issues and their connections to terrorism as well as the financing of terrorist operations that significantly contribute to the insurgency and corruption of Afghanistan and Iraq. This class will illustrate the street level gang members and their terrorist and transnational organized crime partnerships. In turn, students who attend this class will be able to impact upon the influence of TCO and trafficking networks within the U.S. This includes layered, coordinated approaches that disrupt the operations of TCOs, limit their access to funding, reduce their assets, and raise their costs of doing business. This class will increase intergovernmental cooperation to build capacity of agencies to counter the narcotics threats and enhance or develop cooperative mechanisms with law enforcement agencies.  It will maximize both the impact and efficiency of DoD contributions to combating drug trafficking and TCO that pose a national security threat.

Topics Included

  • The partnerships between gangs and Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCO)
  • Gangs as a financial threat to US security
  • Gangs supporting drug cartels and terrorists
  • Deciphering gang graffiti
  • Gangs and Officer Safety

Course Length

Transnational Gang Identification and Interdiction is a 3 day (24 hour) course.


There are no prerequisites to attend this course

Registration Full
January 23-25, 2018; Tuesday - Thursday
Proactive & Undercover Investigations
Henderson, NV - Henderson PD Training

FREE Training! This class is a multi-media presentation involving the use of real-life case studies, film, and television as examples to aid in the understanding of the concepts being taught. A thorough introduction or refresher on the tools available to and methods employed by investigators working proactive and long-term cases, the course emphasizes racketeering, narcotics trafficking, money laundering, theft/robbery, criminal street gangs, human trafficking, and other organized criminal enterprises. See flyer for additional course and instructor information.

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January 26, 2018 - Friday
Narco Money Laundering
Henderson, NV - Henderson PD Training

FREE 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 against money laundering organizations from the local street-level dealer, to the drug lords in Mexico and Colombia. See flyer for additional course and instructor information.

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Nevada High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (NVHIDTA)
550 S. Main Street, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Training questions: Call our office 702-759-8070  or info@nvhidta.org