Press release of the announcement of GMU-HIDTA (pdf version)

Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program joins George Mason University’s Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy

The Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP), housed within the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University, welcomes the arrival of the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (W/B HIDTA) program. Portions of the W/B HIDTA will be housed within CEBCP as the new GMU-HIDTA.

The Office of National Drug Control Policy designated the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA in 1994. One of 28 HIDTAs across the United States, its mission is to improve interagency collaboration, promote the sharing of accurate and timely information and intelligence, and provide specialized resources to participating law enforcement and treatment/criminal justice agencies partners.

The W/B HIDTA is known for its innovative approaches to drug enforcement, treatment and prevention work that combine evidence-based research with state-of-the-art technology. HIDTA’s intelligence-driven initiatives are currently working in 18 sites across Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. A portion of the W/B HIDTA’s annual funding,  $2.8 million, will go to Mason each year to support intelligence analysts, project managers and foster new research opportunities.

Agencies currently working with the W/B HIDTA:

  • Aberdeen Police Department
  • Alexandria Community Services Board
  • Alexandria Police Department
  • Alexandria Sheriffs Office
  • Amtrak Police
  • Annapolis Police Department
  • Anne Arundel County Police Department
  • Anne Arundel Health Department
  • Arlington County Police Department
  • Baltimore City Police Department
  • Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office
  • Baltimore County Police Department
  • Baltimore States Attorneys Office
  • Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems
  • Bel Air Police Department
  • Berkeley County Prosecutors Office
  • Berkeley County Sheriffs Department
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
  • Calvert County Sheriffs Office
  • Cambridge Police Department
  • Cecil County Sheriffs Office
  • Charles County Sheriffs Office
  • Chesterfield Police Department
  • City of Baltimore
  • Clarke County Sheriffs Office
  • Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA)
  • D.C. Department of Corrections
  • D.C. National Guard
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of State
  • Dorchester Sheriffs Office
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Elkton Police Department
  • Fairfax Community Services Board
  • Fairfax County Police Department
  • Falls Church City Police Department
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Frederick County Sheriffs Office
  • Frederick Police Department
  • Front Royal Police Department
  • Fruitland Police Department
  • Greenbelt Police Department
  • Hagerstown Police Department
  • Hampton Police Department
  • Hanover Sheriffs Office
  • Harford County Sheriffs Office
  • Harford County States Attorneys Office
  • Havre De Grace Police Department
  • Henrico Police Department
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • Howard County Police Department
  • Hurlock Police Department
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • ICE – Homeland Security Investigations
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Jefferson Day Reporting Center
  • Laurel Police Department
  • Leesburg Police Department
  • Loudon County Sheriffs Office
  • Martinsburg City Police
  • Maryland National Guard
  • Maryland Natural Resources Police Department
  • Maryland Park Police, Prince Georges County
  • Maryland State Police
  • Maryland Transportation Authority Police
  • Metropolitan Police Department
  • Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Police Department
  • Montgomery County Police Department
  • Montgomery County Sheriffs Office
  • Newport News Police Department
  • Norfolk Police Department
  • Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition
  • Ocean City Police Department
  • Page County Sheriffs Office
  • Portsmouth Police Department
  • Portsmouth Sheriffs Office
  • Prince Georges County Health Department
  • Prince Georges County Police Department
  • Prince Georges County Sheriffs Office
  • Prince William County Community Services Board
  • Prince William County Police Department
  • Ranson Police Department
  • Richmond Adult Drug Treatment Court
  • Richmond Police Department
  • Roanoke County Police Department
  • Roanoke Police Department
  • Salem Police Department
  • Salisbury Police Department
  • Shenandoah County Sheriffs Office
  • Social Security Administration
  • Southampton Sheriffs Office
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney
  • St. Marys County Sheriffs Office
  • Strasburg Police Department
  • Suffolk Police Department
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • U.S. Diplomatic Security Service
  • United States Attorneys Office
  • United States Marshals Service
  • United States Park Police
  • United States Postal Inspection Service
  • United States Secret Service
  • University of Maryland Police Department
  • Vienna Police Department
  • Vinton Police Department
  • Virginia Beach Police Department
  • Virginia Office of the Attorney General
  • Virginia State Police
  • Warren County Sheriffs Office
  • Washington County Sheriffs Office
  • West Virginia State Police – Bureau of Criminal Investigations
  • Westminster Police Department
  • Wicomico County States Attorneys Office
  • Winchester Police Department