The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program was established by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in 1996. As of 2017, the program has 30 HIDTA designated counties in 4 states (Colorado, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming).
The Rocky Mountain HIDTA mission is to support the national drug control strategy of reducing drug use. Specifically, the Rocky Mountain HIDTA's ultimate mission is to facilitate cooperation and coordination among federal, state and local drug enforcement efforts to enhance combating the drug trafficking problem locally, regionally and nationally. This mission is accomplished through intelligence-driven joint multi-agency collocated drug task forces sharing information and working cooperatively with other drug enforcement initiatives including interdiction. The aim is to:
- Reduce drug availability by eliminating or disrupting drug trafficking organizations.
- Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of law enforcement organizations in their efforts within HIDTA.
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