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.








June 26-27, 2017; Monday - Tuesday
Advanced Roadside Impairment Detection Enforcement
Reno, NV - Reno Sparks Convention Center

Free 16 Hour Advanced Roadside Impairment Detection Enforcement


ARIDE is intended to bridge the gap between Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and the Drug Evaluation and Classification Program.  This is accomplished by preparing officers with the knowledge to conduct various drug-impairment detection tests / clues at roadside for use in drugged driving investigations.

One of the more significant aspects of ARIDE is its review, and required student demonstration of the SFST proficiency requirements. The ARIDE program stresses the importance of securing the most appropriate biological sample in order to identify substances likely to be causing impairment, and promoting the use of DRE’s in the states that have a DEC Program.

This training, developed under the auspices and direction of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), has experienced increasing interest and success since its inception in 2009.

LOCATION:  Reno Sparks Convention Center

WHEN:   June 26 & 27th, 2017

TIME:  8:00am to 4:00pm each day

Lunch is Provided


Must be a sworn police officer, currently working for a law enforcement agency.

Must have successfully passed the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing course.

CONTACT:  Edward Hutchison, Staff Liaison: Traffic Safety, National Sheriffs’ Association.  800/424-7827 x 326 ehutchison@sheriffs.org

IMPORTANT:  You must be registered to attend this training.  To register, select the link “It is FREE but you must register”.

It is FREE but you must register

July 10, 2017 - Monday
Officer Survival: Mindset 360
Henderson NV, Nevada - Henderson PD Training CenterThis is FREE training through Nevada HIDTA: This course is for commissioned Law Enforcement Officers. This innovative course takes the most common types of line of duty death/injuries and outlines strategic and proven methods to make those in attendance safer and empower them to mentor others.  Topics include the leading causes of death in law enforcement including roadway incidents, felonious assaults, heart attacks and emotional health.  The unique approach of this course discusses these well-known topics in a fashion that will get and maintain the attention of the audience.  The importance of sound leadership, “courageous conversations”, and turning back a dangerous culture within the law enforcement profession are just some of the issues discussed.

Additional topics include the effects of stress, pre-attack indicators, the “fight or flight” stage and vehicle stop tactics. See Flyer for additional information

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July 11, 2017 - Tuesday
Ambush Prevention Surviving The First 3 Seconds
Henderson NV, Nevada - Henderson PD Training CenterThis is FREE training through Nevada HIDTA: This course is for commissioned Law Enforcement Officers. It is a program that is designed to take the reactionary gap off of the officer and put it back onto the suspect. This is done through a 5 step program that focuses on: 1.Identifying armed individuals through body language indicators.2.Identifying armed individuals through clothing indicators.3. Street level interrogation skills.4. Street level lie detection skills.5.Identifying assaultive indicators through body language and verbal indicators. This Course is taught by North Carolina Trooper Kirk Hensley. Kirk is one of the most popular instructors in law enforcement today and SAFETAC Training is honored to have his exclusive course.  See attached flyer.

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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