North Central HIDTA
 
History of North Central HIDTA


April 1998 Milwaukee County designated as a HIDTA
2000 - Moved to a new facility, collocation of ISC, and support functions, some initiatives remained in four locations.
2002 - Two initiatives combined to form Drug Gang Task Force. Three additional counties (Waukesha, Racine and Kenosha) designated.
2003 - Moved to a new location all initiatives collocated in open concept environment. Upgraded all IT equipment.
2004 - Two Milwaukee County DAs located at HIDTA offices.
2005 - ACISS case management system installed.  Three DAs located at HIDTA offices.  The Metropolitan Milwaukee Drug Enforcement Group (MMDEG) co-located at HIDTA.
2006 - ACISS system merged with the WI DOJ-DCI ACISS program.  Law enforcement agencies seek our assistance in complex conspiracy investigations.
2007 - Milwaukee continues to be at the forefront of Wisconsin’s court authorized electronic intercepts. 
2008 - Heroin Initiative combined with the REACT initiative.
2009 - Dane County received HIDTA designation.
2010 - Safe & Sound received 2010 National HIDTA Prevention Award.  U.S. Secret Service and I.R.S. became participating members.  Rock & Brown Counties received HIDTA designation.  WI State Patrol becomes member.  
2011 - Safe & Sound received White House Champions of Change Award.  U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service became participating member.  Safe & Sound received Drug Free Community grant.
2012 - US Postal Inspection Service and USDA Forest Service became members.  REACT initiative dissolved and Heroin, Interdiction and Southeastern Drug TF formed.
2013 - Executive Board voted to change the name from Milwaukee HIDTA to Wisconsin HIDTA.
2014 - Heroin continues to be the greatest threat to the region. 
2015 - Outstanding HIDTA ISC of the Year award received.
2016 - Disrupted or dismantled 31 drug trafficking organizations (DTOs); seized drugs and assets with wholesale value of over $10.8 million; Outstanding HIDTA Info Technology Staff of the Year award; 255 firearms seized; 303 fugitives apprehended; 667 defendants prosecuted; trained over 1,500 enforcement and community service personnel at no cost; 24,496 youth participated in crime prevention activities; 144 youth engagement eventsFive Minnesota counties received HIDTA designation.
2017 - Executive Board voted to change name to North Central HIDTA.