Task Force Operations
The Oro Valley Police Department is actively involved in multi-jurisdictional joint task forces across southern Arizona. Currently there is one sergeant and seven officers that work with the following task force operations:
- Counter Narcotics Alliance
- Drug Enforcement Agency
- Joint Terrorism Task Force
- Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission
The Counter Narcotics Alliance (CNA) is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force that consists of 18 participating agencies to include local law enforcement, prosecuting agencies, the Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (AZHIDTA), and the Davis Monthan Air Force Base (DMAFB) operating in the Pima County metro area. Each agency compliments the task force with staffing and administrative processes. The organizations committed to CNA each have an active role in the success of the task force.
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has numerous multi-jurisdictional task force groups that include federal agents, prosecuting agencies, state and local law enforcement agencies. Each task force takes a different segment of the trafficking, production and use of drug related crime to combat this national epidemic.
Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) are small cells of highly trained, locally based, passionately committed investigators, analysts, linguists, SWAT experts, and other specialists from dozens of U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies. It is a multi-agency effort led by the Justice Department and FBI designed to combine the resources of federal, state, and local law enforcement.
The Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission (GIITEM) is a multi-jurisdictional task force that focuses on street gang crime as well as U.S. border and immigration crimes. GIITEM strives to accomplish its mission through a task force concept involving personnel from tribal, federal, state, county and city law enforcement agencies. GIITEM efforts are structured to fit the needs of individual communities for maximum efficiency and effectiveness.