The Regional Enforcement Teams are a cooperative local and state effort funded through the Justice Assistance Grant Program through the United States Department of Justice, with additional support through the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area and Organized Crime/Drug Enforcement Task Force Program. The Regional Enforcement Teams investigate controlled substance and violent crimes, and also work closely with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). There are five Regional Enforcement Teams comprised of local and state law enforcement officers (Task Force Officers, or TFOs) that provide statewide investigation coverage. There are twenty eight Special Agents from DCI and thirty one TFOs from local law enforcement agencies assigned to the Regional Enforcement Teams. The Regional Enforcement Team program began in 1988.
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