University of Maryland/Mercyhurst University HIDTA Intranet

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 specifically 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, Carroll, Charles and Wicomico Counties and the City of Baltimore in Maryland; Washington, DC; Jefferson and Berkeley Counties in West Virginia. Click to see larger image


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.
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