Information and intelligence sharing are keys to successful investigations, drug treatment and prevention programs, and drug policy development. A frequent criticism of law enforcement is that too often information is not shared with other agencies. The ISC is designed to overcome the obstacles that have historically hampered information and intelligence sharing not only among law enforcement agencies, but also those agencies providing drug treatment and prevention services. Staffed with highly skilled intelligence analysts and supported with the latest analytical technologies, the ISC strives to achieve its mission and goals, all of which are geared towards improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the HIDTA’s initiatives and participating agencies. The Chicago HIDTA ISC is responsible for developing tactical, operational and strategic intelligence products to support on-going investigations, identify drug trafficking and money laundering organizations, develop gang prevention and suppression strategies, and help reduce drug-related violence.