The Multijurisdictional Counter Crime Task Force Program promotes law enforcement and prosecutorial participation in coordinated multi-jurisdictional investigations involving local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The goal of this program is to identify, arrest, and prosecute persons engaged in gang and drug-related crime in a collaborative, cost-effective, and safe manner. Participating agencies coordinate efforts, share resources and exchange information, disrupting cross-jurisdictional crimes such as violent or gang-related activity and the flow of illicit drugs.
Currently, 170 Massachusetts cities and towns are participants in multijurisdictional task forces, and many also include representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Immigration-Customs Enforcement (ICE), State Police, sheriffs' departments, district attorneys' offices, housing police, and other law enforcement agencies.
Funding from the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program is used to defray the cost of participation of District Attorney's Offices and local and state police personnel. This funding supports task force investigations as well as the enhancement of prosecutorial preparation and the procurement of equipment and technology intended to support investigative efforts.
- National Narcotic Officers' Associations' Coalition
- National Alliance of Gang Investigators' Associations' Coalition
- Center for Task Force Training
- Bureau of Justice Assistance Law Enforcement Training
- Office of Justice Programs, Substance Abuse and Crime publications
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
- Office of National Drug Control Policy
- New England High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area and Drug Market Analysis (June 2007)
For more information please contact:
Donna Cuomo, Program Manager, at Donna.Cuomo@state.ma.us