Investigative Support Center

  Increasing the Safety of America's Citizens
by reducing drug-related crime and violence.


Welcome to the Nevada High Intensity Drug Traffic Area (HIDTA) website. Here you will find important information about Nevada's HIDTA program including our Nevada Law Enforcement Training Program available to all of Nevada's law enforcement, links to many other agencies, and general information about Nevada HIDTA's programs. HIDTA was created by Congress in 1988 as a program designed for improving law enforcement’s ability to impact crime and address these regional issues through agency cooperation and collaboration. Nevada HIDTA supports coordinated law enforcement strategies which maximize the use of available resources to reduce drug and gang related crime through enforcement, intelligence, prevention and training of officers and agents. The endurance of HIDTA due to innovation, neutrality, flexibility, and diversity in collaboration with our many community partners.

The Nevada Watch Center operation and intelligence deconfliction system is available 24/7 in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Information Network (RMIN), the Western Regional Information System (WSIN) and the Regional Information Sharing System (RISS) a nationwide intelligence system. This system is for law enforcement only. The statewide phone numbers is 1-888-294-2337, an email for questions is nevadawc@rmin.riss.net. I strongly urge all law enforcement to use this system to ensure officer safety during plain clothes, covert operations and for case enhancing intelligence. Today's modern deconfliction systems have saved many lives across our nation.

Keith Carter, Nevada HIDTA Director

November 09, 2018 - Friday
Courageous Leadership for Law Enforcement
Henderson NV, Nevada - Henderson PD Training Center Not just another leadership class! You will be pleasantly surprised.
This dynamic and unique course is led by Tulsa Police
Major Travis Yates, a former International Trainer of the Year by ILEETA, co-founder of the Below 100 Initiative and the Editor In Chief of Law Officer Magazine.

This course will prepare first responders from all ranks to be courageous in their principles in order to give those under their control a safer working environment.  While many leadership courses focus on theory, this course focuses on practice and the principles taught will help the leader immediately and “de-centralized” leadership is emphasized so every police officer from every rank can be inspired to be a leader.

This is FREE training through Nevada HIDTA

Past evaluations state:

"Great Class!"
"Thanks for doing the hard right thing, not the easy wrong thing!"
"Will definitely recommend this class to others"
"Major Yates is the perfect leader/administrator to teach this class nation wide. The content was very informative and positive..."
"Excellent instructor! Very knowledgeable in the material taught. Would highly recommend officers attend this training"

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Only 6 Seats Remaining
November 19-20, 2018; Monday - Tuesday
Cell Phone Use In Drug Trafficking Investigations
Las Vegas, NV - LVMPD HQ

Cost FREE Training co-sponsored by NCTC and NV HIDTA

This course is a detailed introduction to how cell phone data can be used by investigators to enhance drug trafficking investigation. Instruction will cover use of historical communication data (records), real-time surveillance options, physical cell phone forensics considerations, and solutions that all law enforcement personnel should know. Legal issues about how to obtain and use this data will be covered as well as surveillance operations considerations, company-specific considerations, courtroom presentation issues, and other related matters. At the end of this course, students will have a very thorough understanding of what is possible with communication data in narcotics investigations, the several primary categories of available data, and how to determine the servicing companies for communications devices and accounts.

Course Length: 2 days/16 hours.

To register:
-Visit the Northeast Counterdrug Training Centre's website at www.counterdrug.org 
-Click on "Course Registration"
-Find the training that you would like to register for and select "Click to Register"
-Fill out your contact information & agree to the Statement of Understanding
-Click on "submit registration"
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Who May Attend: Law Enforcement, Investigators, LEA Support.

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December 10-14, 2018; Monday - Friday
Interview and Interrogation for Drug Investigations
North Las Vegas, NV - NLVPD

FREE training   co-sponsored by MCTC and NV HIDTA
Although the course title states Drug Investigations; The course is designed to be beneficial for ANY criminal justice practitioner and will benefit the seasoned investigator as well as the street officer in the information gathering process

At the conclusion of this training our participants will:

. Identify and overcome the three barriers the subconscious mind uses to avoid cooperation or inhibit dialogue

. Understand the basics of gathering information and the rules for detecting deception in conversation

. Utilize a 10 step interview process and a 5 step scientific interrogation process to gather information

. Understand how to successfully use question types to meet the individual needs of the listener

. Recognize the key verbal phrases that indicate deception is present and have responses to counter them

. Learn how to match specific themes with the wants, needs, strengths and weaknesses of a suspect

. Discover how to successfully use body language for rapport building and deception detection

. Realize the importance of using their own communication skills to encourage cooperation from others

. Analyze statements more successfully and utilize affirmative tactics to solicit truthful responses

. Articulate more successfully their process to avoid court challenges and to establish reasonable suspicion

. Appreciate the need to conduct oneself ethically and professionally in gathering information from others

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Registration Closes: 12/7/2018

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Nevada High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (NVHIDTA)
550 S. Main Street, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Training questions: Christine Payson 702-759-8070  or info@nvhidta.org