Central Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (CFHIDTA) Program
The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program is part of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) created by Congress with the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. It 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 mission of the Central Florida HIDTA (CFHIDTA) is the identification and effective disruption and dismantlement of local, multi-state, and international Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs) utilizing a balanced partnership of local, state, and federal representatives. CFHIDTA has been successful in carrying out this mission.”
CFHIDTA Director, Steve Collins