Law Enforcement Initiatives

Reducing Drug Related Crimes & Violence

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Treatment Initiatives

Providing integrated drug treatment services and criminal justice supervision

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Prevention Initiatives

Saving Lives and Strengthening Communities

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Investigative Support Center

Analytical support for developing leads and evidentiary products for successful prosecution

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Washington / Baltimore HIDTA

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Our Mission

To reduce drug trafficking and misuse by improving interagency collaboration, promoting accurate and timely information and intelligence sharing, and providing specialized training and other resources to its law enforcement, intelligence, treatment, and prevention initiatives.

News & Updates



W/B HIDTA Recruitment for the Executive Director Position

The Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (W/B HIDTA) Executive Board is soliciting applications for the position of Executive Director-W/B HIDTA. This is a management-level position with programmatic responsibility over the operation of the W/B HIDTA program, its various initiatives, and management staff. To learn more about the position, click here.

Recent News

New California Bill Mandates Reporting of Fatal Overdoses Directly to ODMAP Database

On October 13, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB67, sponsored by California State Senator… Read More

W/B HIDTA Group Supervisor and Anti-Money Laundering Expert Steve Gurdak Publishes Article on Structuring

W/B HIDTA Group Supervisor and Anti-Money Laundering Expert Steve Gurdak Publishes Article on Structuring in… Read More

W/B HIDTA Executive Board Chair Sheriff Mike Chapman Honored with National Sheriff’s Association’s 2023 Sheriff of the Year Award

Loudoun County, VA Sheriff Mike Chapman, who also serves as the W/B HIDTA’s executive board… Read More

Who We Are


Covering 26 Counties and 11 Cities

In 1994, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) designated 13 jurisdictions in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia as a HIDTA region. Since then, the Washington/Baltimore (W/B) HIDTA’s boundaries have expanded to include 26 counties and 11 cities in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

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