The Midwest HIDTA Investigative Support Center (ISC) is a combined Federal, state, and local intelligence and information sharing Initiative. The ISC facilitates intelligence sharing among law enforcement agencies through the systematic collection, analysis, and dissemination of secure, accurate, and timely drug intelligence.
This cooperative model of sharing promotes interagency communication and coordination of activity regarding counter-drug efforts; enhances officer safety through deconfliction; eliminates duplication of effort; and is critical to combating the increasing threat of narcotics traffickers and criminal organizations.
The Midwest HIDTA ISC provides operational, tactical, and strategic support to investigations conducted by the HIDTA Initiatives. The ISC also supports the National HIDTA strategy and goals by developing intelligence related to regional, national, and international drug trafficking threats.
The dissemination of actionable intelligence, along with ongoing case support and drug trend/threat analysis, enables law enforcement entities throughout the Midwest to disrupt and dismantle drug trafficking organizations and other associated criminal groups at the highest level. Using all available intelligence systems, such support unequivocally reduces the flow and distribution of illicit drugs and drug proceeds across the Midwest HIDTA region and beyond.
The watch center researches and deconflicts information to the fullest extent using all available investigative and analytical tools. Using a systematic approach, phone numbers, names, addresses, seizure data, license plates and other identifying information are queried against Case Explorer, criminal databases, motor vehicle files, state systems, open source databases, federal proprietary databases, EPIC and phone deconfliction systems, such as DICE and DARTS, to fully identify investigative overlaps and provide intelligence products to law enforcement.
The Long-term Case Support analysts provide analytical case support to HIDTA funded initiative investigations ranging from telephone toll analysis, pen register analysis, Title III analysis, and seizure analysis. The Long-term Case Support analysts also identify overt acts, stash house locations, sources of supply, organizational members and co-conspirators, trafficking routes and methods, relevant seizure information and key events, links to other investigations, and provide investigators with potential targets and relevant information to expand the investigation.
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The Midwest HIDTA, ISC prepares and disseminates an annual threat assessment and additional strategic analysis products pertaining to drug trends, drug availability, price changes, smuggling methods and changes, trafficking routes, emerging drug threats, officer safety issues, and drug trafficking organizations most impacting Midwest law enforcement.
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The DHE provides analytical support to interdictors and investigators. DHE analysts exploit the most appropriate criminal systems and intelligence databases and provide a quick response to interdictors to help them obtain reasonable suspicion, or probable cause, to search a vehicle. Pursuant to the seizure, DHE analysts provide first level analytical support using all available intelligence systems to enhance the initial investigation.