Northern California High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program (HIDTA), operating under the policy and guidance of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), is an important component of the President's National Drug Control Strategy which provides additional federal resources to those areas to help eliminate or reduce drug trafficking and its harmful consequences. Law enforcement organizations within the 33 HIDTAs assess drug trafficking problems and design specific initiatives to reduce or eliminate the production, manufacture, transportation, distribution and chronic use of illegal drugs and money laundering.

NCRIC and NCHIDTA
NCRIC and NCHIDTA

Mission: The NC HIDTA mission is to measurably reduce the availability of illicit drugs and drug-related crime and violence in support of the National Drug Control Strategy.

Vision: the NCHIDTA vision is to establish collaborative relationships with public safety and public health to eliminate the impact of the illicit drug market in our designated area of responsibility.

HIDTA funds help federal, state and local law enforcement organizations invest in infrastructure and joint initiatives to confront drug-trafficking organizations.

The key priorities of the program are:

  • Assess regional drug threats;
  • Design strategies to focus efforts that combat drug trafficking threats;
  • Develop and fund initiatives to implement strategies;
  • Facilitate coordination between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies through co-location, de-confliction and intelligence-led decision making;
  • Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of drug control efforts to reduce or eliminate the harmful impact of drug trafficking.