Go Party? Go Skafa! Go Skafa! Go Party!

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is responsible for enforcing the Controlled Substances Act and studying the highest level of domestic and international drug traffickers. Established in 1973, this anti-drug agency brought together the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD) and customs officers to ensure the exclusive enforcement of federal drug laws. As part of the direct cooperation of our government and local partners, the creation of the task force programme is one of the most productive methods of enforcing these laws by the DEA. In 2016, the DEA State and Local Task Force Program managed 271 government and local task forces, including Program Funded, Provisional, HIDTA and Tactical Diversion Squads. The difference between funded and provisional public and local task forces is that financial assistance to funded task forces is provided by DEA headquarters and includes additional resources for government and local overtime. The provisional task forces are supported by the operational budgets of the deER`s non-resourced field offices from the DEA headquarters and do not include government and local overtime. These task forces are composed of more than 2,200 DEA special forces and more than 2,500 government and local officers. Officers participating in the government and local task force are responsible for performing the same duties as DEA special agents. This cooperation between the DEA and local law enforcement began in 1970, before the creation of the DEA, with a pilot task force created in New York by the former BNDD. The first task force was made up of investigators from major local and government authorities, including the New York City Police Department and the New York State, as well as BNDD staff.

Because of the complexity of drug problems in the region and the different scale of drug trafficking, the New York metropolitan area was ideal for federal, national and local initiatives. Due to the growth of drug trafficking across the country, the DEA recognized the need to cooperate and coordinate anti-drug efforts with its government and local partners. This cooperation has brought several benefits to all participating agencies: the DEA has been able to draw on the expertise of local law enforcement agencies; The DEA could share resources with state and local officials, thereby increasing the possibilities for investigation for all; State and municipal officials could be devalued as federal drug officials, which would expand their jurisdiction; public and local participation agencies could receive an appropriate share of the drug`s revenue, and the DEA could pay overtime and investigative costs for the state and local authorities. The success of the New York task force provided the impetus for the joint creation of the deED TASK FORCE`s national and local task FORCE program. As an incentive to participate, the DEA began to pay investigative overtime for government and local task force officials, as well as investigative fees such as payments to informants, „purchase money“ for the purchase of contraband, infiltrated vehicles and surveillance equipment. When the government and local task force did not have resources for new task forces. The DEA headquarters has agreed to the creation of an „informal“ task force that sets up existing partial funds. As these ad hoc task forces worked informally, there was no system to monitor their progress or integrate them into the DEA`s budgetary programming. This is why the Interim Task Force program was created as a way to plan ahead with prudent use of limited financial resources.

Comments are closed.