NATIONAL HIDTA ASSISTANCE CENTER

2015 National HIDTA Conference

This year’s National HIDTA Conference was held in Washington, D.C., February 4-5, 2015. ONDCP Director Michael Botticelli delivered the welcome speech and presented the HIDTA Awards.

A few of the speakers included such notables as General Barry McCaffrey (retired), Senator John McCain, Congressman Elijah Cummings, and Senator Chuck Shumer, as well as ex-NBA player Chris Herren, who spoke about his previous battle with addiction.  Topics covered a variety of subjects including marijuana and heroin drug trends; reduction of prescription drug abuse; public health and safety and other trending issues.

HIDTA Award

HIDTA Award Winners 
Congratulations to all HIDTA Award winners! Here are a few highlights. The entire list is posted on HRMS.
OUTSTANDING HIDTA OF THE YEAR
New York/New Jersey HIDTA

OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE SUPPORT CENTER
South Florida HIDTA

OUTSTANDING INTERDICTION EFFORT
Atlanta-Carolinas HIDTA
Triad Initiative Task Force

OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE EFFORT
Philadelphia/Camden HIDTA
Chester County Initiative

OUTSTANDING SUPPORT TO THE NATIONAL HIDTA PROGRAM
Chris Gibson, Director, Oregon HIDTA

OUTSTANDING SUPPORT TO THE NATIONAL HIDTA PROGRAM
Thomas J. Gorman, Director, Rocky Mountain HIDTA

EDWARD WILLIAMS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
David Barton, Director, Midwest HIDTA

OUTSTANDING PROSECUTOR
Southwest Border HIDTA – Arizona Region
Karen Hobbs, Chief Deputy County Attorney, La Paz County

OUTSTANDING INTELLIGENCE ANALYST
Southwest Border HIDTA – South Texas Region
Donna Richardson, Strategic Intelligence Analyst

OUTSTANDING TASK FORCE COMMANDER
Los Angeles HIDTA
Rob Roggeveen, Sergeant, Special Investigations Bureau,              West Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

THE MARY MARSHALL AWARD – OUTSTANDING ADMINISTRATOR Houston HIDTA
Sandra Byczek, Financial Manager

OUTSTANDING EFFORT IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Gulf Coast HIDTA
Royce Pardue, Chief Information Technology Officer, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office