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.








September 05-07, 2017; Tuesday - Thursday
Marijuana Grow Operations and Officer Safety
Las Vegas, Nevada - LVMPD HQ

This course is restricted to US military, law enforcement personnel, and emergency responders. 

There is no cost to attend this training.

Course Description

This course is designed to give counternarcotic law enforcement information on the current trends of indoor and outdoor grows and their links to Transnational Criminal Organizations, Cannabis horticulture, enforcement procedures, and officer safety during grow operation enforcement.

Topics Included

  • How to detect indoor and outdoor marijuana grow sites
  • How transnational criminal organizations (TCO) have changed the landscape of indoor and outdoor growing operations
  • Conducting physical surveillance of indoor and outdoor marijuana grow sites
  • Writing search warrants for indoor and outdoor grows
  • Preparing a raid plan and executing a search warrant at a grow site
  • Marijuana grow operations dismantling safety
  • Exhibit handling, evidence collection, and testifying in court
  • Safety considerations with marijuana grows

Course Length

Marijuana Grow Operations and Officer Safety is a 3 day (21 hour) course.


There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

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Only 60 Seats Remaining
September 11, 2017 - Monday
Heroin On Steroids
Reno, Nevada - RPSTC Reno NVFentanyl, W-18/carfentanil, and U-47700 If your agency has not encountered these substances yet, you will!  The course covers what these dangerous substances are, what they look like, where they come from and how to protect yourself from potentially deadly contact.

This one-day course includes:

A description of pharmaceutical and Illicit Fentanyl and its analogs.

Concerns, issues and safety precautions for law enforcement, investigators and EMT’s.

Identifying and protocol for labs/pill press operations.

Using informants and/or undercover officers during the investigation.

Known sources and distribution methods  See attached flyer for additional information.

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September 12-14, 2017; Tuesday - Thursday
Exploitation & Monitoring of Social Media for Law Enforcement
Henderson, NV - Henderson Police depatment

This innovative course provides criminal investigators, State & Local Officers, Intel Analysts, Diversion Investigators and other investigators involved in investigations using open source technology. This class is a fast-paced, hands-on

look at social media investigative tools geared for beginner to intermediate-level users. The course includes tools for search efficiency, operations security, evaluating social media websites, microblogs and tools for handling digital images. Students will be able to identify digital ‘footprints’ that users leave online and explore techniques to view websites without being identified. Investigators will improve the efficiency of their searches through publicly available (Open Source) information and social networking sites. Students learn how to search for and through social networks. The cost of the training is free; however, any lodging, meals, or transportation costs will be the responsibility of the participant and/or parent agency.

See flyers for additional details and registration 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