The HIDTA Program, a federal grant program administered by the
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, provides resources to assist
federal, state, local and tribal agencies coordinate activities that address drug
trafficking in specially designated areas of the United States. ONDCP designated
the W/B HIDTA in 1994. The W/B HIDTA region includes: Loudoun, Arlington, Fairfax,
Prince William, Alexandria, Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover, Prince George and Roanoke
counties in Virginia as well as the cities of Richmond and Petersburg; Harford, Baltimore,
Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Charles and Wicomico Counties
and the City of Baltimore in Maryland; Washington, DC; and Berkeley County West Virginia.
To improve interagency collaboration, promote the sharing of accurate and timely
information and intelligence, and provide specialized training and other resources
to our participating law enforcement and treatment/criminal justice agencies.
- Disrupt the market for illegal drugs by dismantling or disrupting drug trafficking
and/or money laundering organizations
- Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of HIDTA initiatives
The W/B HIDTA is managed by an Executive Board composed of an equal number of federal
law enforcement officials and state/local officials. The 34 member Executive Board
has the discretion to make all strategic, resource allocation and operation decisions
necessary to fulfill its mission and achieve its goals. a balanced Executive Board
helps ensure the perspectives of all participants are included in determining the
drug threat, developing a strategy to deal with the threat, and funding initiatives
to carry out the strategy. The W/B HIDTA’s drug control strategy funds drug law
enforcement, treatment and prevent initiatives throughout the HIDTA region that
has resulted in a program unmatched in its efficiency, effectiveness and innovation.