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. 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 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.

Keith Carter, Nevada HIDTA Director

February 25-28, 2019; Monday - Thursday
Roadside Interview Techniques for Drug Trafficking Operations
Reno, NV - Regional Public Safety Training Center

FREE training   co-sponsored by MCTC and NV HIDTA

This course is restricted to US military and sworn law enforcement personnel.

Roadside Interview Techniques for Drug Trafficking Operations **This course is formerly known as Roadside Interviews**

Course Description

The purpose of this class is to provide patrol officers with the interviewing fundamentals to identify and target criminal organizations, groups and gangs who transit illegal drugs throughout the United States. The course focuses on interviewing techniques that lead to the detection and interdiction of illicit drugs and other contraband items such as weapons, human trafficking, and bulk cash. As drug and money trafficking has been shown to have a nexus to terrorism, it is essential that law enforcement officers understand the best approach to recognize suspicious individuals and activities during routine traffic stops that could lead to major drug arrests.

This is a four day training program designed for officers who conduct various short term encounters with the public, including officers who conduct traffic stops, respond to service calls, strike team officers focusing on street level criminal organizations. While the course is centered on the importance of treating all people with dignity and respect, officers will gain an understanding of how to uncover drug trafficking, money laundering, terrorism, and other serious criminal activities that threaten the security of the United States.

Topics Included

  • Fundamentals of roadside interviewing

  • Intergovernmental cooperation and communication (i.e., HIDTA, fusion centers)

  • Legal aspects from a law enforcement officer’s perspective

  • Verbal and non-verbal indications of deception and answer analysis

  • Initial traffic stop observations

  • Conducting non-intrusive interviews to identify criminal activities

  • Final assessment of interview

  • Analyzing statements and identifying officer safety concerns

Course Length

Roadside Interview Techniques for Drug Trafficking Operations is a 4-day (32 hour) course.


There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

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Only 4 Seats Remaining
Registration Closes: 2/20/2019
March 04, 2019 - Monday
You Can't Stop What You Don't Know
Indian Springs, NV - Creech Air Force Base

Tuition FREE
Do you really recognize items of alcohol and/or drug abuse?  Do you really know what you're looking at in your child's room? on a crime scene?  This is critical information for every parent, law enforcement officer, educator, prevention provider , coalition member, probation officer, treatment provider, and counselor. This workshop will cover alcohol and drug clothing, alcoholic energy drinks, alcopops, alcohol and drug concealment methods and containers, drug paraphernalia, drug related music and groups, logos, stickers, new technology, youth party tendencies, party games, non-traditional alcoholic beverages, social networking sites, synthetic drugs, OTC drugs, inhalants, concentrates, E-cigarettes, and popular party drugs. This unique session provides over 120 visual aids for attendees to hold and become familiar with.  See attached flyer for additional class details.  You'll be amazed at the amount of knowledge you gain in just 4 short hours. Don't miss you chance to see this award winning instructor. https://www.tallcopsaysstop.com/about-jermaine-galloway  

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Only 119 Seats Remaining
Registration Closes: 2/28/2019
March 04-05, 2019; Monday - Tuesday
Interviews & Interrogations 2 Day
Las Vegas, NV - LVMPD HQ training room 110

Instructor Nick Ramos
If you haven't been able to attend some of the 5 day Interview & Interrogation courses, this 2 day course may be right for you. See flyer for additional details.

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Registration Closes: 3/1/2019

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