Luzerne County Drug Task Force
About the Task Force
The Luzerne County Drug Task Force was formally organized in 2016 by Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie J. Salavantis. The Drug Task Force is composed of Luzerne County Detectives and municipal police officers assigned by their respective police departments to temporary duty with the Drug Task Force. Municipalities that assign officers to the Drug Task Force are reimbursed for the officer’s overtime.
Other Law Enforcement Agencies' Involvement
The Drug Task Force works closely with local law enforcement as well as the Pennsylvania State Police, the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other law enforcement agencies.
Duties of the Task Force
The primary focus of Drug Task Force activity is on mid to upper level drug dealers in Luzerne County; however, Drug Task Force members do assist local police departments with street level drug dealing when requested. The Drug Task Force exchanges criminal intelligence information with local, state, and federal law enforcement on a regular basis.
The Drug Task Force also monitors drug trends with respect to type, purity, and price, as well as methods of operation (MO) of drug dealers. This information is passed on to chiefs of police for tactical and strategic planning purposes. In addition, Drug Task Force members not assigned to undercover activity are available to speak to schools, civic and business groups on drug related topics.
Do You Have a Tip?
To submit a drug tip, you can email the Drug Task Force.