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 Chicago HIDTA Executive Board is comprised of an equal balance of Federal and state/local participating agencies.  The Board makes collective decisions regarding the Chicago 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.  

Chicago HIDTA Executive Board Members


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives

U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Drug Enforcement Administration

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Internal Revenue Service

United States Attorney’s Office

United States Postal Inspection Service


Illinois State Police

Illinois National Guard


Chicago Police Department

Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department

Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office

Kendall County Sheriff’s Office

Lockport Police Department/Suburban Chiefs