Task Force Program

The Department of Justice continues long tradition of interagency cooperation with the Task Force Program. The task forces are lead by experienced commanders from the Bureau of Investigation who are responsible for training, supervising and leading local agents in major investigations throughout the State of California. The task forces act as force multipliers, aiding agencies in their crime suppression efforts.

Each task force commander works closely with police chiefs, sheriffs and chief probation officers as well as a myriad of other local, state and federal agencies from Oregon to the Mexico border. Task forces work primarily on assisting them with major incidents of crime, preventing transnational gangs from infiltrating communities and dismantling clandestine drug smuggling, manufacturing and distribution networks. DOJ commanders along with their law enforcement partners have been responsible for solving complex homicide investigations, violent crimes against persons and the seizure of tons of illicit drugs such as methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and marijuana.

This program will allow the Department to continue our partnership with local jurisdictions to coordinate and concentrate efforts against drug traffickers and major crimes. This program will consist of the following task forces:

  1. Central Valley Marijuana Investigation Team (CVMIT)
  2. Fresno Methamphetamine Task Force (FMTF)
  3. Inland Crackdown Allied Task Force (INCA)
  4. Los Angeles Clearing House (LACLEAR)
  5. Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Team (LA IMPACT)
  6. Madera County Narcotic Task Force (MADNET)
  7. Mendocino Major Crimes Task Force (MMCTF)
  8. Merced Multiagency Narcotic Task force (MMNTF)
  9. North State Marijuana Investigation Team (NSMIT)
  10. Placer County Special Investigation Unit (Placer SIU)
  11. San Diego Regional Pharmaceutical Narcotic Enforcement Team (RxNET)
  12. Santa Barbara Regional Crime Apprehension Team (SBRCAT)
  13. Santa Clara County Special Enforcement Team (SCCSET)
  14. Siskiyou Major Investigation Team (SUMIT)
  15. Southern Alameda Major Crimes Task force (SAMCTF)
  16. Tulare County Regional Gang Enforcement Team (TARGET)
  17. Unified Narcotic Enforcement Team (UNET)