The Cuyahoga County Sheriff provides assistance to its law enforcement partners at the local, state and federal levels. This is accomplished by providing competent, professional, investigative assistance and personnel to various task forces. The task forces are supported with a full or part-time assigned Deputy Sheriff, depending on the operation.
U.S. Secret Service, Cleveland Electronic Crimes Task Force
The United States Secret Service (USSS) was mandated to establish a nationwide network of Electronic Crimes Task Forces (ECTFs). ECTFs bring together state and local law enforcement to form partnerships and combine resources to combat threats to our financial payment systems and critical infrastructures.
The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department has been a long standing partner with the Cleveland ECTF, actively participating in the response to criminal acts in the electronic crimes space.
Northeast Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force
In Response to the crime of human trafficking, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Organized Crime Investigation Commission, has established several human trafficking focused task forces throughout Ohio. The Cuyahoga County Sheriff is the lead agency of the Northeast Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force, which is made up of federal, state, and local agencies investigating sex and labor trafficking cases. The task force works with law enforcement partners and non-governmental agencies that provide services to those impacted by human trafficking. The task force also provides training related to the prevention, identification, and investigation of human trafficking cases.
The task force responds within 24 hours to reported human trafficking crimes. If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, please call (216) 443-6085. Request a human trafficking investigator contact you or submit a tip to Crime Stoppers.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Violent Crimes Task Force
The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force pursues violent gangs through sustained, proactive, and coordinated investigations to obtain prosecutions for violations such as racketeering, drug conspiracy, and firearms violations.
U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force
The U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force is a collaborative, district-wide law enforcement effort spearheaded by the U.S. Marshals Service that is dedicated to the pursuit, apprehension, and successful prosecution of violent adult fugitives across the Northern District of Ohio with outstanding state and federal felony warrants.
High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)
The mission of the Ohio HIDTA is to reduce drug distribution and money laundering organizations, reduce the impact of illicit drugs and the associated violent crimes in the region, and undermine the development of violent gangs that traffic in controlled substances.
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring organizations and people involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances to justice. The DEA recommends and supports non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.
United States Postal Inspector’s Service
The mission of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service is to support and protect the U.S. Postal Service and its employees, infrastructure, and customers; to enforce the laws that defend the nation's mail system from illegal or dangerous use; and to ensure public trust in the mail.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Gun Violence Task Force
The mission of the Gun Violence Task Force (GVTF) is to reduce violent crime and the criminal misuse and/or unlawful distribution of firearms in Cuyahoga County through a collective partnership with the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department, the Cleveland Police Department, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutors Office, the United States Attorney’s Office, and other law enforcement agencies in Cuyahoga County.
GVTF responsibilities are to identify, investigate, and forward cases to prosecution that involve individuals determined to be illegally trafficking and/or possessing firearms in Cuyahoga County. The GVTF will focus on violent prohibited offenders, especially those involved in armed assaults, robberies and homicides. Law enforcement officers assigned to the GVTF will work with homicide detectives, agency investigators, and other units to remove violent firearms offenders from the street, identify the source of their firearms, and pursue leads.
Cartel Gang Narcotics and Laundering Task Force
The mission of the Cartel Gang Narcotics & Laundering Task Force is to identify and target for prosecution transnational criminal organizations engaged in diverse criminal schemes involving a myriad of federal violations. Violations include, but are not limited to, drug trafficking, money laundering, human trafficking, alien smuggling, homicide, extortion, kidnapping, and weapons trafficking.
CGNL includes a dedicated Interdiction Team focused on identifying and intercepting drugs and drug trafficking organization assets being moved through hotels, airports, and transportation hubs. CGNL will enhance the effectiveness of law enforcement resources through a coordinated initiative seeking the most effective avenues to convict and incarcerate dangerous offenders.