Accession Number : ADA138497

Title :   Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces: Status and Observations.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA138497

Report Date : 09 Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : President Reagan established the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force program in October 1982. The goal of the program is to disrupt high-level drug trafficking organizations by devoting more federal resources to the investigation and prosecution of these organizations and by coordinating and integrating federal investigations and prosecutions of selected cases. As of September 1983, approximately 1,200 attorneys and agents were conducting about 300 investigations throughout the country. It is too soon to determine if the task force will achieve their objectives. This report provides information on the planning and management of the task forces and identifies potential issues for program evaluation.

Descriptors :   *Law enforcement, *Drug abuse, *Crimes, Organizations, Budgets, Costs, Management planning and control, Resources

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE