Dane County Narcotics Task Force

The overall goal is to establish a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement unit to combat gangs and the illegal distribution, and sale of controlled substances within Dane County; to better identify gang members and distributions of controlled substances and dangerous drugs throughout Dane County; to arrest such identified individuals; and to seek prosecution of alleged offenders. The objective is to identify, arrest, and prosecute street level dealers, as well as those involved in major trafficking and drug-related conspiracies. By meeting these objectives, the Task Force improves the health and safety of the communities and citizens in Dane County by interdicting dangerous drugs, seizing firearms, and mitigating the violence associated with narcotics dealing. The Task Force recognizes the important role of prevention in the area of drug abuse and will assist in coordinating area law enforcement drug prevention programs as well as enforcement efforts. The Task Force is committed to drug education, particularly as it relates to elementary, middle, and high school youth. To this end, trained drug investigators will conduct drug and gang educational seminars at local schools and local civic organizations. The Task Force is also committed to the concepts of community policing and will cooperate with and work with local law enforcement agencies.