The Intelligence Support Center (ISC)
The HIDTA Program emphasizes in intelligence and information sharing. As one the programs missions, each HIDTA must have one primary intelligence and information sharing initiative, known as the Investigative Support Center (ISC).
The ISC is designed to develop intelligence, share information, provide analytical support to the enforcement initiatives, provide deconfliction services to state, federal and local agencies, and provide support technical support through the Digital Forensics Laboratory. The ISC is staffed by representatives of participating agencies who have direct onsite access to their agencies’ information databases.
The HIDTA programs emphasis on information sharing goes beyond the HIDTA initiatives. HIDTA initiatives are encouraged to share their threat assessments, deconfliction processes, and criminal intelligence with any appropriate agency. The sharing of information with agencies participating in other regional HIDTA programs is also encouraged.
The mission of the Puerto Rico/United States Virgin Islands (PR/USVI) ISC is to facilitate the timely exchange of information from federal, state, local, HIDTA, and commercial databases with all HIDTA initiatives and participating law enforcement agencies. Strategic and tactical intelligence is collected, analyzed, and disseminated in support of drug trafficking, money laundering, drug-related firearms trafficking, and drug-related violent crime investigations.