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


Now Open: W/B HIDTA Intelligence Analyst Fellowship Program

The Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (W/B HIDTA) is calling on law enforcement and approved criminal justice agencies in the region to recommend intelligence analysts for selection to its Intelligence Analyst Fellowship (IAF). The IAF offers entry-level and experienced intelligence analysts the opportunity to bring their expertise to the W/B HIDTA, work across program... Read More

Recent News

Virginia ORS Team Develops Successful Training Module for Law Enforcement Training Academies

As part of the national Overdose Response Strategy (ORS), the Virginia ORS team of the… Read More

HIDTA-Funded Interagency Collaboration Announces Major Results in Operation Angels Envy

On May 26, 2021, leaders from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the United… Read More

W/B HIDTA-Funded Task Force Arrests Winchester, VA Residents for Cocaine Distribution in Winchester and Frederick County, VA

A W/B HIDTA-funded task force has announced the arrest of two Winchester, VA residents following… 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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