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.








January 18, 2018 - Thursday
Verbal Judo
Las Vegas V, NV - NHP Southern Command

VERBAL JUDO is a tactical communication training course. The late Dr. George Thompson Ph.D. was the President and Founder of the Verbal Judo Institute. He applied his diverse experience, including ten years as an English Professor, as well as five years as a Police Officer, to create an internationally recognized training program in Tactical Communication.

VERBAL JUDO is offered as a 1-day training program giving 8 hours of NV POST credit. The principles and tactics taught enable graduates to use "Presence and Words" to calm difficult people who may be under severe emotional or other influences, redirect the behavior of hostile people, diffuse potentially dangerous situations, perform professionally under all conditions and achieve the desired outcome in the encounter.


  • Increased Officer Safety

  • Enhanced Professionalism

  • Decreased Citizen Complaints

  • Decreased Vicarious Liability

  • Decreased Stress

  • Increased Court Power

  • Decreased Cynicism

  • Increased Morale

    Verbal Judo enables officers to further preserve law and order while maintaining their own and the public's safety by using Appropriate Presence and Words as force options. Verbal Judo teaches a philosophy of how to look creatively at conflict and use specific strategies and tactics to find peaceful resolutions.


January 18th 2018

0800 - 1700

Southern Command

Nevada Highway Patrol

4615 W. Sunset Rd

Room A105

Las Vegas, NV  89416


This is a free class for both sworn officers and civilian staff as well

If you would like to enroll please email Sgt. D. Del Padre at the address


please include you title/rank and your agency

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.

Registration Closed
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January 24, 2018 - Wednesday
Introduction to Virtual Currencies-Bitcoin 101
Las Vegas, NV - Lloyd George US Federal Courthouse
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The training will serve as an introduction to the terminology and concepts that support popular crypto and virtual currencies. This baseline training will provide each participant with a clearer picture as to how these technologies are used to enhance criminal enterprises and provide a solid foundation for future cyber and digital money laundering training.  The course covers both regulatory and judicial considerations with virtual currency related investigations and includes brief case study examples.  The training also offers hands-on experience with the creation of a digital wallet and outlines several tools from advanced analytical platforms to FinCEN resources used to help trace and counter the pseudo-anonymous features of these cryptographic digital assets.   OPEN ONLY TO LEO and civilian employees.
COURSE INSTRUCTOR:  Special Agent Albert Giangregorio, Homeland Security Investigations, Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crime Unit Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Liaison
DATE: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
TIME: Registration 0730-0800, Class 0800-1200
LOCATION: Lloyd George US Federal Courthouse
333 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Grand Jury Room
Las Vegas, NV 89101
PARKING: Fremont Street Experience Parking Garage
100 S. LV Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101

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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