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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.



Since 1998, Central Florida HIDTA has been serving the local Law Enforcement Agencies of Central Florida. Our team of analysts in the Central Florida Investigative Support Center (ISC) supports these local Law Enforcement Agencies by functioning as a clearinghouse for information to be translated into effective investigative intelligence in support of CFHIDTA enforcement initiatives.  This includes the collection, research, analysis and dissemination of information on the composition, scope and dynamics of money laundering, drug trafficking, and drug related violent crime organizations, providing clarity to, and an understanding of, the organized criminal elements operating in the Central Florida HIDTA area.

The intent of the Central Florida Investigative Support Center (ISC) is to assist (CFHIDTA) initiatives in the successful development and prosecution of their investigations through analytical support. The result of this support is a greater understanding of the organizational structure of local, multi-state and international criminal organizations, leading to more successful cases and prosecutions. The basic premise of the ISC is to provide analytical support for high impact enforcement efforts targeted to create the maximum disruption and dismantlement of criminal organizations within the Central Florida region.


All CFHIDTA member law enforcement agencies are invited to be a participant of the ISC. Each participating agency will provide their assigned representatives access to the parent agency’s intelligence/law enforcement databases. Submission, storage, maintenance and dissemination of criminal Intelligence information will be conducted in accordance with Federal and State law, as well as National Security Agency guidelines governing the operation of similar federal law enforcement centers, and the provisions of 28, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 23, as outlined in the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. Guidelines G4600.1 and subsequent modifications or revisions to these guidelines are strictly adhered to.



“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 since 1998.”

CFHIDTA Director, AJ Collazo 

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