The Drug Task Force is a multi-agency task force that is primarily used to identify, infiltrate, and arrest individuals or criminal organizations in the sale and distribution of illegal or controlled substances. The Drug Task Force, originated in 1986, is comprised of Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators, an agent from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and a detective from the Niceville Police Department. The task force has special federal task force officers with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Department of Homeland Security (ICE) and conducts joint investigations with the Bureau of Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). Information comes from Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers and other informants which allow the Drug Task Force to remove drugs from Okaloosa County. The Drug Task Force would not be effective without the help provided by the community. If you have any information regarding narcotics activity, call the Drug Task Force at (850) 609-2003 or send an anonymous tip.