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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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


“Operation Valley Venue” Features Extraordinary Collaboration for Outstanding Results, Including Seizure of Methamphetamine, Heroin, Cocaine, Currency, and Firearms

The Washington/Baltimore HIDTA-funded Northwest Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force conducted its ninth annual Operation Valley Venue in August, in collaboration with area law enforcement agencies. The operation concentrated on identifying and arresting individuals for trafficking, manufacturing, and distributing illegal narcotics within Winchester, VA, and the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Warren, Shenandoah and Page. ... Read More

Recent News

Funding Opportunity for Organizations Addressing Overdoses with Innovative Public Safety and Public Health Approaches The… Read More

Once a W/B HIDTA Program Manager, Glenn Fueston Returns Now as the Vice Chairperson of its Executive Board, Promoting Multi-Agency Collaboration and Leveraging Resources

To welcome the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (W/B HIDTA) Executive Board’s newly-elected leadership,… Read More

Meet the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA’s Executive Board Chairman, DEA Special Agent in Charge Jarod Forget

New W/B HIDTA Executive Board Chairperson, DEA SAC Jarod Forget, Describes His Vision & Leadership… 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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