Jeff Beeson (GMU-HIDTA)
Jeff Beeson serves as the Deputy Director and Chief of Staff for the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (W/B HIDTA) program. His responsibilities include the overall administration of the HIDTA program including the budget, Annual Report, Threat Assessment and Strategy, the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP), as well as direct oversight of the Overdose Response Strategy. Additionally, he is responsible for managing the non-HIDTA grants and contracts that support new and existing law enforcement, criminal justice, drug treatment and prevention, homeland security, technology, and information sharing initiatives.
Prior to joining the W/B HIDTA, Jeff served as Assistant Vice President for Applied Research at Towson University, overseeing a portfolio of state and federal grants and contracts supporting workforce and public safety initiatives. Jeff, appointed to several positions within Maryland state government including the Maryland Department of Public Safety, began his career as a senate staffer for US Senator Barbara A. Mikulski of Maryland. Jeff has a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, with a focus in criminal justice.