The Midwest HIDTA Executive Director is responsible for the successful implementation of the Midwest HIDTA Executive Board’s strategy and policies. The Director provides day-to-day administrative, financial, and program management for the operations of the HIDTA; facilitates and encourages the development of innovative approaches to drug law enforcement; ensures that HIDTA Initiatives are in compliance with HIDTA program requirements; and advises the Midwest HIDTA Executive Board concerning the performance of Midwest HIDTA Initiatives.
Jeffrey B. Stamm was appointed as the Executive Director of the Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) based in Kansas City, Missouri in January 2016. As such, he is responsible for the effective management of the HIDTA program which encompasses seventy-two counties within seven states across the Midwest. The Midwest HIDTA is a regional program under the auspices of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), but managed locally with the goal of reducing drug availability by eliminating or disrupting drug trafficking organizations operating in the Midwest and beyond.
Mr. Stamm began his law enforcement career with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department in 1979 and became a Special Agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in 1984. During his 31-year career with DEA, he served in a myriad of foreign and domestic positions, to include: San Jose, California; Brasilia, Brazil; Brownsville, Texas; Islamabad, Pakistan; Kabul, Afghanistan; Dallas, Texas; DEA Headquarters as the Deputy Chief of International Operations; and, finally, as the Special Agent in Charge of DEA’s global Aviation Division.
During his career, Mr. Stamm has been the recipient of numerous DEA awards and commendations. Mr. Stamm earned a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University at Sacramento and a Master of Liberal Arts Degree from Southern Methodist University in 2009. He speaks Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese and has lectured extensively to various audiences at international conferences, training venues, community organizations and universities, to include the U.S. Naval Academy. Mr. Stamm is also the author of On Dope, a scholarly argument for maintaining a strong drug law enforcement apparatus in our states and nation.
Mr. Stamm and his wife, Jill, have three children, all serving in the United States Military.