Drug Enforcement

The Illinois State Police, Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Drug Enforcement effort is comprised of nine Metropolitan Enforcement Groups (MEGs) and thirteen Multi-Jurisdiction Drug Task Forces throughout the state. The Zone 6 Street Crimes Unit also operates in the Metro-East St. Louis Area in support of this effort. The MEGs and Task Forces are comprised of DCI Supervisors and Special Agents as well as police officers and detectives assigned by local law enforcement agencies. MEGs and Task Forces partner with the Statewide Terrorism Intelligence Center (STIC) and Counterdrug Analysts, as well as the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Marshals Service (USMS), and other agencies to reduce crime through intelligence-led policing, which focuses enforcement efforts on high level drug distribution and trafficking. These units also partner with community groups, health organizations, and local stakeholders to address and prevent substance abuse disorders affecting communities throughout Illinois.