North Central HIDTA
About North Central HIDTA

The North Central High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) is a federal program designed to encourage and support federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies to work together in multi-agency task forces in order to reduce specific drug threats in the HIDTA-designated region. North Central HIDTA is a national standard for collectively sharing information and partnering, which targets and dismantles the most significant Drug Trafficking Organizations and Money Laundering organizations posing the greatest threat to the community.


Create drug free communities through proactive law enforcement, aggressive prosecution and effective demand reduction in the HIDTA region.


Substantially reduce drug trafficking activity and related violence through enhanced intelligence processes and coordinated law enforcement, prosecutions, and demand reduction efforts.

North Central HIDTA is federally funded and locally administered, supporting 141 agencies, and 5.71 million people throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin communities.

Activities and Productivity
  • 68 Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs) were disrupted or dismantled
  • 3,431 individuals arrested
  • 811 Firearms taken off the street
  • 1,161 Fugitives apprehended-  60% for drug related charges


  • 19,000+ Watch Center Requests for Information
  • 1,100+ cases provided analytical support
  • Training provided to 7,513 investigators & analysts


  • 185 youth engagement events
  • 364 community outreach/crime prevention meetings hosted
  • 4,334 Youth participated in crime prevention activities

  • $64.1 mil. Drugs & Assets seized
  • $8.85 Return On Investment (ROI)