The DEA/DPD task force worked together to secure the conviction of former Detroit police officer Christopher Staton last year, who “was part of a trafficking organization in… Known drug dealers, distributed and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, including cocaine and fentanyl,” according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney.S. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is responsible for enforcing the Controlled Substances Act and studying the highest level of domestic and international drug traffickers. Established in 1973, this anti-drug agency brought together the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD) and customs officers to ensure the exclusive enforcement of federal drug laws. As part of the direct cooperation of our government and local partners, the creation of the task force programme is one of the most productive methods of enforcing these laws by the DEA. The success of the New York task force provided the impetus for the joint creation of the deED TASK FORCE`s national and local task FORCE program. As an incentive to participate, the DEA began to pay investigative overtime for government and local task force officials, as well as investigative fees such as payments to informants, “purchase money” for the purchase of contraband, infiltrated vehicles and surveillance equipment. When the government and local task force did not have resources for new task forces.
The DEA headquarters has agreed to the creation of an “informal” task force that sets up existing partial funds. As these ad hoc task forces worked informally, there was no system to monitor their progress or integrate them into the DEA`s budgetary programming. This is why the Interim Task Force program was created as a way to plan ahead with prudent use of limited financial resources. In the local and federal joint task forces, food provides money and weapons, and local law enforcement provides manpower. Local officers are seconded as federal public servants. ” (Martin) and I agreed that we would continue to work together in our mission to eradicate dangerous drugs from Detroit – but not as a task force,” Craig said. Due to the growth of drug trafficking across the country, the DEA recognized the need to cooperate and coordinate anti-drug efforts with its government and local partners. This cooperation has brought several benefits to all participating agencies: the DEA has been able to draw on the expertise of local law enforcement agencies; The DEA could share resources with state and local officials, thereby increasing the possibilities for investigation for all; State and municipal officials could be devalued as federal drug officials, which would expand their jurisdiction; public and local participation agencies could receive an appropriate share of the drug`s revenue, and the DEA could pay overtime and investigative costs for the state and local authorities.
Detroit – Police Chief James Craig has removed his officers from a task force of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the Detroit Police Department because he said the federal agency would not publicly admit that it used an informant to kill six people. Craig said Detroit police and the DEA have been working together for more than 20 years.