Law enforcement agencies are faced with the responsibility of conducting drug investigations with decreasing resources. Nationwide, multi-jurisdictional Task Forces, such as SRDGTF, have proven their ability to make significant impacts on crime. Such units are an extremely efficient use of law enforcement expenditures. The cost effectiveness of the unit for city and county resources is enhanced by the participation of the Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office and state and federal agencies. This integrated approach to drug investigations has been proven throughout the country as a positive approach to combating the increasing lawlessness that surrounds drug activity within our society.
The Snohomish Regional Drug & Gang Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional unit, partially funded by federal money. All other support is from the individual law enforcement agencies within Snohomish County. No single agency controls the Task Force. Each member is an equal in the unit, working as a team player towards the unit's goals and objectives. Task Force personnel are drawn from law enforcement agencies throughout Snohomish County.