What Can the NHAC Do for You?
Because we have several new people (welcome!) who have recently joined the HIDTA family, we thought we’d take this opportunity to introduce ourselves. We also want to remind those of you who know us, that the National HIDTA Assistance Center (NHAC) is here for you! Here’s a little background about us and an overview of our services: The NHAC has its own budget and supports the HIDTA program nationwide. Like regional HIDTAs, the NHAC has its own director, but is governed by the HIDTA Directors Committee (HDC) which serves as executive board.
Our four units are here to serve the 32 HIDTAs across the country and include Management & Coordination, Finance, Training and Media. Click this link to watch a brief presentation and learn how the NHAC can “assist” you.
GeoTime: Call Record and Mobile Forensics Analysis Tool
One of NHAC’s ongoing responsibilities is to meet with vendors and inform the HIDTA community about products and services that will further HIDTA’s program goals. The NHAC is often able to make the case for optimal pricing and volume discount based on economies of scale. Recently, the NHAC spoke with representatives from GeoTime. (More)
Law Enforcement on the Stand Course
With 30+ years of courtroom and law school teaching expertise in her quiver, Professor Caren Cambre JD has created a course specifically designed to teach law enforcement officers how to become credible and effective witnesses. As a career homicide prosecutor in New York and Louisiana, she worked extensively with law enforcement conducting investigations and presenting their testimony throughout the litigation. (More)
National Emerging Threats Initiative (NETI)
The National Emerging Threats Initiative (NETI) is a poly-drug national trends, intelligence and best practices sharing initiative designated to coordinate HIDTA emerging drug threat strategies in affected HIDTA areas and the United States. The initiative focuses on systemic approaches to addressing the illegal drug supply including the diverted use of legal drugs along with the collateral issues of each. (More)
Uniform Guidance Navigation and Impact on HIDTA Grant
This August (19-20) NHAC hosted Uniform Guidance Navigation training for ONDCP and HIDTA personnel from around the country. (More)
HIDTA Survey System - Comments/Feeback
The National HIDTA Assistance Center’s Daniel Liang has been providing onsite HIDTA Survey System training throughout the HIDTA community. “Everyone I’ve trained seems happy with the Survey System’s capabilities,” said Liang. (More)
NHAC's Renee Alvarez Provides 'Just-in-Time' Instruction for Central Valley HIDTA
It isn’t always feasible for people to travel for training, so occasionally, on an as-needed basis, the NHAC will send someone to provide onsite ‘just-in-time’ instruction. Last month, the NHAC sent accountant Renee Alvarez to Central Valley HIDTA to provide coaching to the financial team. Renee’s background as a financial auditor for ONDCP (2006-2008) has given her a unique perspective and a wealth of knowledge to draw upon in her accounting job and for teaching, as well. Renee’s focus for the CV HIDTA included Program Policy, disbursement, reprogramming and other specifically requested topics. (More)