Investigations - Task Force Involvement
The Utah Department of Public Safety/State Bureau of Investigation supports several multi-jurisdictional task forces throughout the State of Utah. The following task forces have been formed by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies which have combined resources to combat current, specific issues threatening quality of life in the State of Utah.
The mission of the DEA Metro Narcotics Task Force is to enforce federal, state and local drug laws by targeting and dismantling mid to upper level drug trafficking organizations and clandestine laboratory operators within Utah. The investigative focus of the Task Force will center on these individuals/organizations along with their sources of supply, as well as those individuals/organizations supplying precursor chemicals.
The Salt Lake Area Gang Project was established to identify, control, and prevent criminal gang activity in the jurisdictions covered by the Project and to provide intelligence data and investigative assistance to law enforcement agencies. The Project also provides youths with information on viable alternatives to gang membership and educates the public about the destructiveness of the gang lifestyle
Safe Streets task forces pursue violent gangs through sustained, proactive, coordinated investigations to obtain prosecutions under the U.S. Code, Titles 18 and 21, including violations such as racketeering, drug conspiracy, and firearms violations. The Safe Streets Task Force concept expands cooperation and communication among federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, increasing productivity and avoiding duplication of investigative efforts.
The Salt Lake City, Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) was established in May 2000. The mission of the JTTF is to detect, deter and prevent any act or plot of terrorism within the Salt Lake City Division area, which includes all of Utah, Idaho and Montana.
The SECURE Strike Force was launched in June by Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff to target major crimes by undocumented aliens.
Utah County Major Crimes Task Force
The mission of the Utah County Major Crimes Task Force is to target and apprehend street to mid level drug traffickers with some high level drug trafficking organizations with emphasis on methamphetamine, heroin (currently an extremely deadly problem in our area), clandestine labs, and targeting pipeline drug trafficking organizations. Increase efforts in the investigation and arrests of individuals and organizations involved in the distribution of Opiate based prescription pills. Target gang activity involved in drug distribution and any violent crimes. The Utah County Major Crimes Task Force can be contacted by phone at 801-426-4994
Iron/Garfield Narcotics Task Force
The mission of the Beaver/Iron/Garfield Counties Narcotics Task Force is to significantly diminish the availability and use of illegal drugs and controlled substances in Iron and Garfield Counties and apprehend the responsible offenders, thereby increasing public safety. The Narcotics Task Force can be contacted by phone at 435-586-2651.
Central Utah Narcotics Task Force
The Central Utah Narcotic Task Force is based out of the Millard County Sheriff's Office in Fillmore, Utah and covers a five county area including Millard, Sevier, Sanpete, Piute, and Wayne counties. The purpose of the Task Force is to conduct drug-related investigations thereby reducing illicit drug use and availablity in the region. The Narcotics Task Force can be contacted by phone at 435-743-5302.
[Last Update - Monday, 10-Mar-2014 16:00:02 MDT]