Not every police department has the resources necessary to fight drug-related crimes. Furthermore, these are crimes that know no boundaries, crossing over from one legal jurisdiction to another.
To counter the growing drug problem in Jackson County in the mid-1980s, the Jackson County Drug Task Force (JCDTF) was formed. This multi-agency/multi-jurisdictional law enforcement initiative - now funded through COMBAT - is dedicated to the identification, investigation and prosecution of those individuals responsible for the violation of local, state and federal statutes associated with the procurement, manufacture, distribution and/or sale of drugs and narcotics.
The objectives of the JCDTF are twofold:
Provide the immediate response to those drug problems which pose imminent threat to the security and well-being of the community.
Provide a long-range identification and analysis of emerging or anticipated drug problems so as to develop an efficient and effective law enforcement response.