Center for Drug Policy and Prevention Components
The W/B HIDTA funds 45 individual law enforcement initiatives developed to identify and disrupt/dismantle drug trafficking organizations and money laundering organizations; reduce drug-related crime and violence; and identify and respond to emerging drug trends. Federal, state and local law enforcement from over 80 different agencies work in HIDTA-funded initiatives.
The initiatives are collocated in sites across the region, each linked electronically to the HIDTA Investigative Support Center (ISC). Using the latest in law enforcement technology, the ISC collects, analyzes and disseminates information and intelligence on drug trafficking, money laundering, violence, gangs and weapons trafficking to support HIDTA initiatives and participating agencies.
W/B HIDTA law enforcement initiatives are spread throughout Maryland, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. They include partnerships between local and state law enforcement and various federal agencies including the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), US Postal Inspection Services (USPIS), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), US Park Police, Department of State, US Secret Service, and the US Marshal Service.
A Division for Advancing Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT)
The mission of ADAPT is to:
- Support integration of evidence-based or evidence-informed prevention programming into HIDTA communities.
- Advance knowledge, skills, and quality outcomes related to prevention best practices for substance use.
The purpose of ADAPT is to operationalize and support the national HIDTA Prevention Strategy by uniting HIDTA prevention programming across the nation. ADAPT will assist all HIDTAs with translating, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based substance use prevention practices within their unique communities.
Technical assistance services include:
1) identification of substance use prevention evidence-based practices
Investigative Support Center
The Investigative Support Center (ISC), is an established leader in intelligence analysis and innovation that provides analytical support for developing leads to further an investigation, and evidentiary products required for successful prosecution.
It is responsible for:
- developing tactical, operational, and strategic intelligence to support on-going investigations
- identifying drug trafficking and money laundering organizations
- helping to reduce drug and gang-related violence.
CDPP offers the most current and progressive training courses available, all of which are specifically designed to enhance drug enforcement efforts. Courses are geared toward assisting law enforcement officers to improve the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to address illegal activity.
The CDPP Finance Unit is dedicated to the effective and efficient execution of the State’s fiscal responsibilities. It is committed to providing timely, accurate, clear and complete information to support federal, state, and local partners.