HIDTAs are geographical areas, designated by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, in recognition of the significant role those areas play in regional and national narcotics trafficking. ONDCP then provides grant funding to invest in partnerships to address the problem.
While the principal focus and effort is against large scale drug trafficking organizations, HIDTAs may also play a role in both prevention and treatment arenas. Only the Washington/Baltimore and Northwest HIDTAs are authorized by Congress to expend funds for treatment. These grant funds are awarded as either baseline funds for ongoing operations or supplemental funds which are awarded competitively each year.
There are 33 HIDTAs, including the National HIDTA Assistance Center in South Florida which provides financial management, training and support to the HIDTA program nationwide.


North Florida HIDTA's (NFHIDTA) mission is to measurably and accountably disrupt and dismantle DTOs and MLOs through an intelligence-driven process enhanced by cooperative and collaborative multi-jurisdictional partnerships, information sharing, and deconfliction to reduce the production and trafficking of illegal and diverted drugs and drug-related violent crime impacting the AOR and other areas of the United States while promoting officer safety. In addition, the NFHIDTA shall support ONDCP’s goals and objectives while addressing existing and emerging threats, forming and maintaining partnerships throughout the HIDTA, law enforcement, and prevention communities, and will support public health and public safety through its collaboration and coordination with the HIDTA Program’s national initiatives by actively participating in the Domestic Highway Enforcement (DHE), the National Emerging Threat Initiative (NETI), and the Overdose Response Strategy (ORS). All performance measures are evaluated through the Performance Management Process (PMP) database as well as quarterly reviews of each initiative and recorded in the NFHIDTA’s Annual Report.


NFHIDTA was founded in 2001 to foster cooperation among state, federal, and local law enforcement agencies in this region, also involving them in developing a strategy to address the region's drug-related public safety threats. The NFHIDTA uses funding provided through ONDCP to sponsor a variety of law enforcement, prevention and substance abuse treatment initiatives throughout the region. The North Florida HIDTA currently supports 13 initiatives.

Director Robert P. Peryam


North Florida HIDTA Investigative Support Center (NFHISC)

  The North Florida HIDTA Investigative Support Center (NFHISC) is a multi-agency criminal investigative support facility operated by representatives from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. NFHISC primarily serves a twelve county region in northeast Florida consisting of Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Flagler, Marion, Nassau, Putnam, St Johns, and Union. The Support Center exists to serve the law enforcement and criminal justice community free of charge.
  Through employing strategic, tactical, geospatial, and predictive intelligence, the North Florida HIDTA endeavors to focus its enforcement efforts on the command and control elements of DTOs and MLOs operating within its AOR. NFHIDTA is influential in fostering collaborative and cooperative partnerships among federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to achieve its long-term strategic goals of reducing and disrupting the drug trafficking and available illegal drug market, related drug proceeds, drug-related violent crime, and overdose deaths as well as their short-term goals of dismantling identified DTOs, MLOs, criminal groups, and gangs operating within its AOR through effecting arrests and seizures of drugs, assets, and weapons, while seeking maximum penalties through prosecution. To maximize this effort, NFHIDTA facilitates cooperation and joint operations among 39 federal, state, and local LEAs and 280 full-time and part-time personnel who participate in its initiatives.