AZHIDTA - Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Each HIDTA is governed by an Executive Board comprised of Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and prosecution offices. The Executive Board facilitates interagency drug control efforts to eliminate or reduce drug threats and ensures threat specific strategies and initiatives are developed, employed, supported, and evaluated.

The Arizona HIDTA Executive Board is comprised of an equal balance of Federal and state/local participating agencies.  The Board makes collective decisions regarding the Arizona HIDTA's mission, strategy, initiatives, and budget.  It also establishes policies, procedures, and controls to ensure the proper administration of personnel, financial, material, and information resources in a manner that instills public trust and accomplishes the mission.

The Board is chaired and vice-chaired by one state or local member and one Federal member for alternating one-year terms that change each October.  The current Chair is the Arizona Attorney General's Office, and the Vice Chair is Homeland Security Investigations.

 

ARIZONA HIDTA EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

The current Chair of the Executive Board is Paul Ahler, Criminal Division Chief, Arizona Attorney General's Office.  The Vice Chair is A. Scott Brown, Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations, Phoenix Field Office.

BOARD MEMBERS

FEDERAL
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
Customs and Border Protection
Drug Enforcement Administration
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Homeland Security Investigations
Internal Revenue Service
United States Attorney’s Office
United States Marshals Service

STATE
Arizona Attorney General’s Office
Arizona Department of Public Safety
Arizona National Guard

LOCAL
Cochise County Sheriff’s Office
Kingman Police Department
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office
Phoenix Police Department
Pima County Sheriff’s Department
Tucson Police Department