NATIONAL HIDTA OVERVIEW
The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program, created by Congress with the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, provides assistance to Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies operating in areas determined to be critical drug-trafficking regions of the United States. The purpose of the program is to reduce drug trafficking and production in the United States by facilitating cooperation among Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to share information and implement coordinated enforcement activities; enhancing law enforcement intelligence sharing among Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies; providing reliable law enforcement intelligence to law enforcement agencies needed to design effective enforcement strategies and operations; and supporting coordinated law enforcement strategies which maximize use of available resources to reduce the supply of illegal drugs in designated areas and in the United States as a whole.
The Los Angeles High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (LA HIDTA) is composed of officers and executives from more than 170 individual local, state, and federal law enforcement, and task forces. The LA HIDTA is governed by an Executive Board comprised of twenty members - ten federal and ten state or local agency executives. The Board facilitates interagency drug control efforts to eliminate or reduce drug threats. Member executives ensure threat specific strategies and initiatives are developed, employed, supported and evaluated.
ABOUT LA HIDTA
The mission of the Los Angeles High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (LA HIDTA) is to measurably reduce drug trafficking, thereby reducing the impact of illicit drugs in this and other areas of the country. This mission is to be accomplished through the use of multi-jurisdictional (federal, state and local), collocated and commingled law enforcement and intelligence initiatives designed to attack, disrupt and dismantle major drug trafficking and money laundering organizations that are operating in and through the LA HIDTA region.
The Los Angeles High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (LA HIDTA) Intelligence Support System (ISS) and task force initiatives will effectively communicate and coordinate their respective intelligence and enforcement efforts to enhance the disruption and / or dismantling of major drug trafficking organizations that, at their highest levels, operate in and through our primary geographical area and to other parts of the country. It is our intent to positively impact (disrupt / dismantle) over 50% of the major drug trafficking organizations targeted each year for enforcement action.