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U.S. Law Enforcement Task Force and SWAT Unit Acronyms

Below you will find an alphabetical listing of acronyms used to identify a wide variety of various police and law enforcement task forces, special police units, as well as other groups working to make communities safer in the United States.

While certain "insider" acronyms and lingo are used and recognized almost exclusively within law enforcement, others have gained wider acceptance and entered the vernacular of the general public.

NOTE: Not all of the groups listed below are still active, while others may have taken on new monikers. As a result of the rough economy and shrinking budgets, a number of task forces, SWAT teams, and K-9 units have been forced to downsize, disband, or merge with other nearby teams. Be aware that some of these abbreviations and acronyms may have completely different meanings in different locales. If no location is offered for a task force or group, this usually means it exists in several locations across the United States.

PUNCTUATION NOTE: We're cognizant of the fact that some of the organizations listed below fail to use proper punctuation in their names. Rather than correcting this, we present their names as they normally refer to themselves.

Be sure and visit our other acronym collections:
Database of U.S. Gang acronyms
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U.S. Police Task Force and Special Police Unit Acronyms
AATA - Arizona Automobile Theft Authority

ABADE - Alaska Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Enforcement

ACAP - Alien Criminal Apprehension Program

ACCNET - Amador County Combined Narcotics Enforcement Team (California)

ACDTF - Adams County Drug Task Force (Pennsylvania)
Allen County Drug Task Force (Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, etc.)
Armstrong County Drug Task Force (Pennsylvania)

ACE - Active Crime Enforcement
Advanced Criminal Enforcement

ACE Task Force - Agencies for Combined Enforcement Task Force (Greene County, Ohio)

ACE Team - Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team

ACET - All Crimes Enforcement Team (Northwest Colorado) -- They were formerly known as the Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team.

ACGTF - Anderson County Gang Task Force (South Carolina)

ACNTF - Alameda County Narcotics Task Force (California)

ACRATT - Alameda County Regional Auto Theft Task Force (California)

ACTF - Animal Cruelty Task Force
Anti-Crack Task Force
Anti-Crime Task Force
Auto/Cargo Task Force
Auto Crimes Task Force

ACTION - Anti-Crime Team In Our Neighborhoods
Arrest Car Thieves in Our Neighborhood (Michigan)
Attacking Crime Trends In Our Neighborhoods (Tempe, Arizona)

ADDU - Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit (Georgia)

ADITF - Arizona Drug Intelligence Task Force

ADRT - Aggressive Driver Response Team
Aggressive Driving Response Team

ADTF - Adirondack Drug Task Force
Aggressive Driving Task Force
Altamaha Drug Task Force (Southeastern Georgia)
Anti-Drug Task Force
Appalachian Drug Task Force (Georgia)

AEU - Aerial Enforcement Unit
Alcohol Enforcement Unit
Arson and Explosives Unit

AFTF - Alaska Fugitive Task Force

AGE - Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement

AGED - Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division (Minnesota)

AGTF - Anti-Gang Task Force
Anti-Graffiti Task Force
Aurora Gang Task Force (Colorado)

AHEC - Arizona HIDTA Executive Committee

AHNVCTF - Anoka-Hennepin Narcotics and Violent Crimes Task Force (Minnesota)

AHTTF - Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force

AIS - Accident Investigation Squad (New York)

AIU - Accident Investigation Unit
Active Investigations Unit
Administrative Investigations Unit
Applicant Investigations Unit

ALERT - Advanced Local Emergency Response Team (North Carolina)
Air Land Emergency Response Team
Alcohol Law Enforcement Response Team (Alabama)
America's Law Enforcement Retiree Team
Area Law Enforcement Retail Theft Task Force (Knox County, Tennessee)

AMC - Air Mobility Command

AMMO - Atlanta Metropolitan Major Offenders Task Force (Georgia)

AMPU - Adult Missing Persons Unit

ANVIL - Alcohol, Narcotics, Vice, Intelligence and Laundering (Arab, Alabama)

AOCTF - Asian Organized Crime Task Force

AOD Task Force - Alcohol and Other Drug Task Force

ARCNET - Allied Riverside Cities Narcotic Enforcement Team (Southern California)

ARREST - Alcohol Related Response Enforcement Strike Team -- In Missouri, it's known as Operation ARREST.

ARMNET - Armstrong County Narcotics Enforcement Team (Pennsylvania)

ARMOR - All-hazards, Regional Multi-agency Operations and Response task force (Southern Nevada)

ART - Accident Reconstruction Team
Accident Response Team
Area Response Team
Armed Robbery Team

ARTF - Anti-Rape Task Force
Anti-Robbery Task Force
Armed Robbery Task Force (Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, etc.)

ASaLT - Allied State and Local Task Force (California)

ASATF - Adult Sexual Assault Task Force

ASET - Annapolis Special Emergency Team (Maryland)

ASEU - Anti-Smuggling Enforcement Unit (Arizona)

ASF - Arson Strike Force (Klamath County, Oregon)

ASORT - Allied Special Operations Response Team (Richland County, Ohio)

ASTF - Alien Smuggling Task Force

ASTREA - Aerial Support to Regional Enforcement Agencies (San Diego County, California)

ASU - Air Support Unit

ATAC - All Threats All Crimes Unit (Washoe County, Nevada)
Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council
Auto Theft Advisory Committee

A-TCET - Anti-Terrorism Contraband Enforcement Team

ATF - Ag Task Force (Agriculture Task Force)
AG Task Force (Attorney General's Task Force)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Alcohol Task Force
Arson Task Force

ATOD Task Force - Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Task Force

ATTF - Anti-Terrorism Task Force
Auto Theft Task Force

AWTF - Adam Walsh Task Force

BADCATS - Burglary Auto Detail Commercial Auto Theft Section (California)

BADGES - Bay Area Drug and Gang Enforcement Squad (Florida)
Before Aggressive Driving Gets Everyone Stopped (California)

BAG - Border Alliance Group (Arizona)

BANDIT - Boise Area Narcotics and Drug Interdiction Task Force (Idaho)

BAT - Bicycle Apprehension Team
Bomb and Arson Team
Burglar Apprehension Team

BATF - Blackhawk Area Task Force (Illinois)

BATTLE - Beat Auto Theft Through Law Enforcement -- Also known as the DuPage County Auto Theft Task Force (Illinois)

BAU - Behavioral Analysis Unit (FBI)

BAYANET - Bay Area Narcotics Enforcement Team (Michigan)

BCA - Bureau of Criminal Apprehension -- Also known as the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (MBCA).

BCDSF - Buchanan County Drug Strike Force (Missouri)

BCDTF - Baldwin County Drug Task Force (Alabama)
Barbour / Bullock County Drug Task Force (Alabama)
Bedford County Drug Task Force (Pennsylvania)
Berkshire County Drug Task Force (Massachusetts)
Blair County Drug Task Force (Pennsylvania)
Boulder County Drug Task Force (Colorado)
Brown County Drug Task Force (Wisconsin)
Bullitt County Drug Task Force (Kentucky)

BCI - Bureau of Criminal Identification
Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation
Bureau of Criminal Investigation

BCNTF - Bergen County Narcotic Task Force (New Jersey)
Burke County Narcotics Task Force (North Carolina)

BCTF - Border Corruption Task Force (San Diego, California)
Buffalo Cyber Task Force (New York)

BCU - Basic Command Unit

BCVGTF - Bucks County Violent Gang Task Force (Pennsylvania)

BDTF - Bootheel Drug Task Force (Pemiscot County, Missouri)

BDU - Bomb Disposal Unit

BENT - Blue Mountain Enforcement Narcotics Team (Oregon)

BEST - Border Enforcement Security Task Force

BEU - Bicycle Enforcement Unit
Boating Enforcement Unit

BFAI - Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations (Florida)

BFU - Bunco Forgery Unit (Huntington Beach, California)

BG-WC Drug Task Force - Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force (Kentucky)

BII - Bureau of Investigation and Intelligence (California)

BINTF - Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force (Butte County, California)

BIT - Border Interdiction Team (California)
Borough Intelligence Team (New York)

BLSF - Blue Lightning Strike Force

Blue CRUSH - Crime Reduction Utilizing Statistical History (Memphis, Tennessee)

BMFEA - Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse (California)

BNE - Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (California)

BMRDTF - Big Muddy River Drug Task Force (Montana)

BNET - Blythe Narcotics Enforcement Team (Blythe, California)

BORCAP - Border Patrol Criminal Alien Program -- Also known as the Border Patrol Criminal Alien Apprehension Program.

BORSTAR - Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

BORTAC - U.S. Border Patrol Tactical Unit

BRAT - Bank Robbery Apprehension Team (Orange County, California)
Burglary and Robbery Apprehension Team

BRDTF - Bear River Drug Task Force (Malad City, Idaho)
Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force (Minnesota)

BRTF - Bank Robbery Task Force

BSHNT - Barricaded Subject Hostage Negotiation Team (Berkeley, California)

BSSSTF - Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force (Montana)

BSTTF - Blackfeet Safe Trails Task Force (Montana)

BURN Task Force - Butler County Undercover Regional Narcotics Task Force (Ohio)

BUSTED - Bradford, Union, Starke Task Force to Eradicate Drugs (Northern Florida)

BVNTF - Brazos Valley Narcotics Task Force (Texas)

BWDTF - Boundary Waters Drug Task Force (Northeast Minnesota)

CACU - Crimes Against Children Unit

CADTF - Central Arkansas Drug Task Force

CAGE - Chattanooga Area Gang Enforcement (Tennessee)
Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement (California, and Georgia)

CAI - Child Abuse Investigations

CAIT - Child Abuse Investigation Team

Cal-MMET - California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team

CAMP - Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (California)

CANDO - Compact for Apprehension of Narcotics Dealers and Offenders (Nebraska)

CANE - Combined Agencies for Narcotics Enforcement (Montgomery County, Ohio)

CAP - Crimes Against Persons Unit

CARD - Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Teams (FBI)

CARFTF - Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (U.S. Marshals)

Cargo CATs - Cargo Criminal Apprehension Team (California)

CARRT - Child at Risk Response Team

CART - Child Abduction Response Team
Child Abuse Response Team
Combined Agency Response Team
Combined Area Response Team
Community Action Response Team
Computer Analysis and Response Team
Critical Accident Response Team

CASA Unit - Child Abuse / Sexual Assault Unit

CAT - Catch Auto Thieves Team
Catching Auto Thieves
Combat Auto Theft
Community Action Team
Counter Assault Team
Criminal Apprehension Team
Crisis Action Team

CAT Team - Combined Anti-drug Task Force (Louisiana)

CATCH - Computer and Technology Crime High-Tech Response Team -- They are also known as CATCH-ID. (California)

CATCH 22 - 22nd Judicial District Drug Task Force (Colorado)

CATF - Child Abduction Task Force, or Child Abuse Task Force

CATFHT - Clearwater Area Task Force on Human Trafficking -- Also known as the Clearwater Area Task Force against Human Trafficking. (Florida)

CATPA - Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority

CATS - Central Auto Theft Section
Cut Auto Theft Statistics Unit (Detroit, Michigan)

CATT - Crime and Traffic Team
Crime Area Target Team (Wheat Ridge, Colorado)

CATU - Computer Analysis and Technology Unit

CAU - Child Abduction Unit (California)
Child Abuse Unit
Computer Analysis Unit
Crime Analysis Unit

CBAG - California Border Alliance Group

CBP - U.S. Customs and Border Protection

CBSRT - Central Bucks Special Response Team (Southeastern Pennsylvania)

CBTF - Caddo/Bossier Drug Task Force (Shreveport, Louisiana)

CCAT - Career Criminal Apprehension Team

CCATF - Centre County Alcohol Task Force (Pennsylvania)

CCATT - Career Criminal Auto Theft Team

CCCNET - Central Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team (California)

CCDET - Cass County Drug Enforcement Team (Michigan)

CCDTF - Calhoun / Cleburne Drug and Violent Crime Task Force (Alabama)
Calhoun County Drug Task Force
Cambria County Drug Task Force (Pennsylvania)
Cape Cod Drug Task Force (Massachusetts)
Caroline County Drug Task Force (Maryland)
Carter County Drug Task Force (Kentucky)
Cecil County Drug Task Force (Maryland)
Centre County Drug Task Force (Pennsylvania)
Clay County Drug Task Force (Missouri)
Colbert County Drug Task Force (Alabama)
Columbiana County Drug Task Force (Ohio)
Cortland County Drug Task Force (New York)
Cowley County Drug Task Force (Kansas)
Crawford County Drug Task Force (Kansas)
Cumberland County Drug Task Force (Pennsylvania)

CCDU - Clermont County Drug Unit -- Also known as the Clermont County Drug Task Force. (Ohio)

CCGTF - Clark County Gang Task Force (Nevada)

CCIS - Clay County Investigative Squad (Missouri)

CCIT - Community Crime Impact Team (St. Cloud, Minnesota)

CCITF - Clackamas County Inter-agency Task Force (Oregon)

CCMNTF - Chaves County Metro Narcotics Task Force (New Mexico)
Comal County Metro Narcotics Task Force (Texas)

CCNU - Chattooga County Narcotics Unit (Georgia)
Cherokee County Narcotics Unit (Georgia)
City/County Narcotics Unit (Canyon County, Idaho; Palo Pinto County, Texas; and Yakima, Washington)
Clayton County Narcotics Unit (Georgia)
Clermont County Narcotics Unit (Ohio)

CCSERT - Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team (New York)

CCSIU - City-County Special Investigations Unit (Billings, Montana)

CCTF - Computer Crime Task Force, or Cyber Crime Task Force

CCU - Career Criminal Unit
Computer Crimes Unit
Crowd Control Unit
Cyber Crime Unit

CDDTF - Central Delta Drug Task Force (Mississippi)

CDITF - Child Death Investigation Task Force

CDSSTF - Capital District Safe Streets Task Force (Albany, New York)

CDTF - Child Death Task Force
Counter-Drug Task Force

CDVTF - Covington Domestic Violence Task Force (Washington)

CECAT - Community Effort to Combat Auto Theft (California)

CECTF - Chicago Electronic Crimes Task Force (Illinois)

CEE-VI - Cooperative Enforcement Effort Drug Task Force -- VI is a Roman numeral that represents the six Minnesota counties that initially comprised the task force.

CENT - Columbia Enforcement Narcotics Team (Columbia County, Oregon)

CERT - Community Emergency Response Team
Computer Emergency Readiness Team
Computer Emergency Response Team
Correctional Emergency Response Team
Cumberland Emergency Response Team (Cumberland, Maryland)

CEU - Child Exploitation Unit
City Enforcement Unit
Civil Enforcement Unit
Code Enforcement Unit
Commercial Enforcement Unit
Community Enforcement Unit
Compliance Enforcement Unit
Crime Enforcement Unit
Criminal Enforcement Unit

CFHIDTA - Central Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

CFU - Computer Forensics Unit

CGHG - Criminal Gang Homicide Group (Los Angeles, California)

CGCDTF - Calhoun-Gordon County Drug Task Force (Georgia)

CGIS - Coast Guard Investigative Service

CHARGE - Combined Harrisonburg and Rockingham Gang Enforcement Unit (Virginia)

CHART - Coordinated Highways Action Response Team (Maryland)
Critical Highway Accident Response Team (Kansas)

CHIEF - Combined Hotel Interdiction Enforcement Team

CHTF - Child Homicide Task Force (Illinois)
Cowell Homicide Task Force (Washington)

CIB - Criminal Investigation Bureau

CICU - Central Illinois Cybercrime Unit
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Coronary Intensive Care Unit

CID - Central Investigations Division
Criminal Investigation Department
Criminal Investigation Division

CIEG - Central Illinois Enforcement Group

CIOG - Critical Incident Operations Group

CIRG - Critical Incident Response Group

CIRGV - Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence (Dayton, Ohio)

CIRT - Combined Investigations Response Team
Combined Investigative Response Team
Computer Incident Response Team
Crisis Intervention Response Team
Critical Incident Response Team

CIT - Campus Intervention Team
Community Intervention Team
Conflict Intervention Team
Coroner's Investigation Team
Crime Impact Team
Crime Investigation Team
Crisis Intervention Team
Critical Incident Team
Critical Intervention Team
Crowd Intervention Team

CITF - Criminal Investigation Task Force (Department of Defense)
Critical Incident Task Force

CITSTF - Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force

CIU - Casino Investigations Unit
Central Identification Unit
Collision Investigations Unit
Community Impact Unit
Community Intelligence Unit
Complaint Investigations Unit
Confidential Intelligence Unit
Confidential Investigations Unit
Coroner's Investigation Unit
Corrections Investigative Unit
Crime Interdiction Unit
Crime Intervention Unit
Criminal Impact Unit (Fort Collins, Colorado)
Criminal Information Unit
Criminal Intelligence Unit
Criminal Interdiction Unit
Criminal Investigations Unit
Crisis Intervention Unit
Critical Incident Unit
Cyber Investigations Unit

CKADTF - Central Kentucky Area Drug Task Force

CLE - Clandestine Lab Enforcement
Criminal Law Enforcement

CLEAN - Community and Law Enforcement Against Narcotics

CLEO - Criminal Law Enforcement Online

CLEP - Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Program

CLERT - Clandestine Lab Emergency Response Team

CLET - Clandestine Lab Enforcement Team

CLEU - Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Unit

CLRT - Clandestine Laboratory Response Team

CMANS - Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad (Georgia)

CMDGTF - Central Minnesota Drug and Gang Task Force -- Later known as the Central Minnesota Violent Offenders Task Force.

CMDTF - Central Montana Drug Task Force

CMECTF - Charlotte Metro Electronic Crimes Task Force (North Carolina)

CMERT - Ches-Mont Emergency Response Team (Pennsylvania)

CMET - Central Michigan Enforcement Team

CMU - Crisis Management Unit

CMVCTF - Central Maine Violent Crimes Task Force

CNA - Counter Narcotics Alliance (Arizona)

CNET - Clarion Narcotics Enforcement Team (Pennsylvania)
Coastal Narcotics Enforcement Team (Mississippi)
Community Narcotics Enforcement Team Drug Task Force
Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team (California)
Crime Network -- Often appears as "cNET."
Cullman Narcotics Enforcement Team (Alabama)
Customs and Narcotics Enforcement Team

CNEU - Calaveras Narcotics Enforcement Unit (Calaveras County, California)

CNG CDTF - California National Guard Counterdrug Task Force

CNMI Task Force - Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Task Force -- Also known as the DEA/CNMI Task Force.

CNS - Counter Narcotics Squad

CNT - Canine Narcotics Team
Counter Narcotics Team
Crisis Negotiation Team

CNTF - County Narcotics Task Force

CNU - Canine Narcotics Unit
Consolidated Narcotics Unit
Counter Narcotics Unit
Crisis Negotiation Unit

COBRA - Career Offender Burglary and Robbery Apprehension team
Chemical, Ordinance, Biological and Radiological Awareness Task Force
County of Orange Boiler Room Apprehension Task Force (Orange County, California)

COCTF - Colorado Organized Crime Task Force

CODE - Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force -- a.k.a. CODE TF
Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team
Cooperative Operation for Drug Enforcement (Nebraska)

COMET - Combined Ozarks Multi-Jurisdictional Enforcement Team (Missouri)
County of Macomb Enforcement Team (Michigan)

COMMET - County of Mendocino Marijuana Eradication Team (California)

COMNET - Community Oriented Multiple Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team

COP - Citizens On Patrol -- C.O.P. members are trained to act as extra eyes and ears for local police departments. These private citizens are volunteers that actively assist law enforcement in their communities.

COP Team - Community Outreach Program Team (California)

COPCRU - Community Oriented Policing Crime Reduction Unit (Wayne, Michigan)

COPE - Citizen-Oriented Police Enforcement
Community Oriented Police Enforcement
Coordination of Probation Enforcement Unit (Marin County, California)

CPAT - California Parole Apprehension Team
Child Predator Apprehension Team
Combined Police Assistance Team
Cooperative Police Assistance Team

CPCCU - Child Predator Cybercrimes Unit (West Virginia)

CP/CSE - Child Pornography/Child Sexual Exploitation Investigations

CPGU - Crime Prevention and Gang Unit (Madison, Wisconsin)

CRASH - Central Minnesota Reduction of Accidents for Safe Highways
Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (Los Angeles, California)

CRCPTF - California Rural Crime Prevention Task Force
Capital Region Cyber Predator Task Force (Albany, New York)

CRDTF - Cache/Rich Drug Task Force (Utah)
Columbia River Drug Task Force (Washington)

CRT - Combined Response Team
Community Response Team
Core Response Team
Crash Reconstruction Team
Crash Response Team
Crime Reduction Team
Crime Response Team
Crisis Reaction Team
Crisis Resolution Team
Crisis Response Team
Critical Response Team
Custody Response Team (Solano County, California)

CRTF - Crime Reduction Task Force

CRU - Child Recovery Unit
Collision Reconstruction Unit
Community Relations Unit
Community Response Unit
Crash Reduction Unit
Crime Reduction Unit
Crime Response Unit
Crisis Response Unit

CSAFE - Collaborative Supervision and Focused Enforcement

CSD - Crime Suppression Division (Escondido, California)

CSDTF - Clark-Skamania Drug Task Force (Southwest Washington)

CSFTF - Crescent Star Fugitive Task Force (Louisiana)

C-SORT - Child Sexual Offender Registration and Tracking

CSRS - Crime Scene Response Section

CSRT - Crime Scene Response Team

CSSU - Crime Scene Search Unit

CSU - Crime Scene Unit
Crime Suppression Unit
Criminal Suppression Unit

CT Watch - Counterterrorism Watch (FBI)

CTCIB - Counter-Terrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau (Los Angeles, California)

CTEU - Colorado Tobacco Enforcement Unit
Commercial Truck Enforcement Unit
Counter-Terrorism Enforcement Unit

CTF - Combined Task Force

C3I - County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit (Allegany County, Maryland)

CTIP - Cargo Theft Interdiction Program (California)

CTRP - Child Trafficking Resource Project

CTRT - Counter-Terrorism Response Team
Crime Trend Response Team

CTTF - Cargo Theft Task Force
Chicago Terrorist Task Force (Illinois)
Copper Theft Task Force
Counter-Terrorism Task Force

CUFFED - Cops United Felony Fugitive Enforcement Division (West Virginia)

CUNTF - Central Utah Narcotics Task Force (Utah)

CVaCC - Central Virginia Computer Crimes Task Force

CVC HIDTA - Central Valley California High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

CVCFTF - Connecticut Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force (U.S. Marshals)

CVEU - Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit

CVGIT - Central Valley Gang Impact Task Force (California)

CVGTF - Coachella Valley Gang Task Force (California)

CVJFTF - Central Valley Joint Fugitive Task Force (California)

CVMET - Central Valley Marijuana Enforcement Team (California)

CVMIT - Central Valley Marijuana Investigation Team (California)

CVNTF - Coachella Valley Narcotics Task Force (California)

CWNTF - Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Narcotics Task Force (Southwest Washington)

CYGS - Community Youth Gang Services

DAG - Drug and Gang Unit

DANET - District Attorney's Narcotic Enforcement Team (Pennsylvania)

DARE - Drug Abuse Resistance Education

DART - Dangerous Assessment Response Team
DEA Action Response Team
Digital Analysis Response Team
Direct Action Response Team
District Attorney Response Team
Domestic Abuse Response Team
Domestic Assault Response Team
Drug Abatement Response Team
Drug Action Response Team
Drug Abuse Reduction Task Force (Ohio)
Drug Abuse Resistance Task Force
Drug Activity Response Team

DATF - Domestic Abuse Task Force
Drug Abatement Task Force
Drug and Alcohol Task Force

DCART - Dauphin County Accident Reconstruction Team (Pennsylvania)

DCDTF - Dakota County Drug Task Force (Minnesota)
Darke County Drug Task Force (Ohio)
Dauphin County Drug Task Force (Pennsylvania)
Dutchess County Drug Task Force (New York)

DCE/SP - Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program (DEA)

DCIU - Delayed Crimes Investigations Unit (Tampa, Florida)

DCMTF - Douglas County Meth Task Force (Georgia)

DCNGTF - Dane County Narcotics and Gang Task Force -- They're also known by the acronym DCNAGTF. (Wisconsin)

DCSET - Douglas County Street Enforcement Team (Western Nevada)

DDTF - Dubuque Drug Task Force (Iowa)

DEA-MET - Drug Enforcement Administration's Mobile Enforcement Team

DEJVCFTF - Delaware Joint Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force

Delta RATT - Delta Regional Auto Theft Task Force -- They're also known as the Delta Regional Auto Theft Team. (San Joaquin County, California)

DESI - Drug Enforcement Special Investigation (Kentucky State Police)

DET - Directed Enforcement Team
Downtown Enforcement Team (California, Nevada, etc.)
Drug Enforcement Team

DEU - Downtown Enforcement Unit
Drug Enforcement Unit

DFAT - Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team (Michigan)

DFS - Department of Forensic Science

DFW FAST - Dallas / Ft. Worth - Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (Texas)

DHET - Domestic Highway Enforcement Team (Kansas)

DHS - Department of Homeland Security

DICE - Drug Interdiction Crime Enforcement
Drug Interdiction Criminal Enforcement

DINT - Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (Oregon)

DJJ - Department of Juvenile Justice

DLEAs - Drug Law Enforcement Agencies

DMCTF - Detroit Major Crimes Task Force (Michigan)
Drug and Major Crimes Task Force
DuPage County Major Crimes Task Force (Illinois)

DOJCERT - Department of Justice Computer Emergency Response Team

DOVE - Domestic Violence Enforcement Unit (Missouri)

DPU - Dignitary Protection Unit, or Directed Patrol Unit

DRANO - Downriver Area Narcotics Organization (Michigan)

DRATT - Downriver Auto Theft Team (Michigan)

DRT - Detention Response Team
Direct Response Team
Disorder Response Team
District Response Team
Dive Rescue Team
Drug Response Team

DSCA - Defense Security Cooperation Agency

DSPTF - Domestic Security Preparedness Task Force (New Jersey)

DSTF - Domestic Security Task Force

DTF - Drug Task Force

DTIU - Digital Technology Investigations Unit (New Jersey)

DTU - Delaware Tactical Unit
Detective Training Unit
Digital Technology Unit
Division Training Unit
Divisional Tactical Unit
Drug Tactical Unit

DVERT - Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team
Domestic Violence Enforcement Response Team

DVGTF - Detroit Violent Gang Task Force (Michigan)

DVRU - Domestic Violence Reduction Unit

DVTF - Domestic Violence Task Force

DWITF - Driving While Intoxicated Task Force

EACP - Essex County Anti-Crime Partnership (New Jersey)

EAGLE - Erie Area Gang Law Enforcement Task Force (Pennsylvania)
Export and Anti-proliferation Global Law Enforcement Task Force

EASET - East Area Special Enforcement Team (Kern County, California)

EATF - Elder Abuse Task Force

EAU - Elder Abuse Unit

ECAP - Endangered Child Alert Program

ECDTF - East Central Drug Task Force (Georgia, and Missouri)
Essex County Drug Task Force (Massachusetts, and New York)

ECGTF - East County Gang Task Force
Elm Creek Gang Task Force (Nebraska)

ECPAT - End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes

ECPDTF - Eastern Colorado Plains Drug Task Force

ECRGTF - East County Regional Gang Task Force (San Diego County, California)

ECTF - East Central Task Force (East Central Pennsylvania Regional Task Force)
Electronic Crimes Task Force -- They're also known by the acronym USSS ECTF. (U.S. Secret Service)

ECU - Economic Crimes Unit
Evidence Control Unit
Exploited Child Unit (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)

EDGE - Eastside Departments Group Enforcement (Ohio)
Enhanced Drug and Gang Enforcement (Arizona)

EDMI - Eastern District Meth Initiative (Texas)

EDPRT - Emotionally Disturbed Persons Response Team

EDT - Explosive Device Team

EEDTF - East End Drug Task Force (Suffolk County, Long Island, New York)

EMCU - Exploited and Missing Child Unit

EMDTF - East Mississippi Drug Task Force

EMGET - East Metro Gang Enforcement Team
East Multnomah Gang Enforcement Team

EMVCTF - Eastern Maine Violent Crime Task Force

ENNTF - Eastern Nevada Narcotics Task Force (Nevada)

ENTF - Eastside Narcotics Task Force (Washington)

EOCU - Eurasian Organized Crime Unit

EOU - Emergency Operations Unit

EPDVCTF - Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force (West Virginia)

EPIC - El Paso Intelligence Center (Texas)

EPU - Elder Protection Unit
Emergency Planning Unit
Emergency Preparedness Unit
Evidence and Property Unit
Evidence Processing Unit
Executive Protection Unit

ERT - Emergency Response Team
Evidence Response Team (FBI)
Explosives Response Team

ERU - Emergency Response Unit

ESU - Electronic Support Unit, or Emergency Services Unit

ETATTF - East Texas Auto Theft Task Force

ETF - Emergency Task Force

EVCDTF - Evansville-Vanderburgh County Drug Task Force (Indiana)

EVNTF - East Volusia Narcotics Task Force (Florida)

EVSET - East Valley Street Enforcement Team (Redlands, San Bernardino County, California)

EWFTF - Eastern Washington Fugitive Task Force (Eastern Washington State)

FADE Task Force - FIVCO Area Drug Enforcement Task Force (FIVCO = "Five County" area of Northeastern Kentucky)

FAIT - Fatal Accident Investigation Team
Fatality Accident Investigation Team

FANG - Flint Area Narcotics Group (Michigan)

FAST - Field Action Specialty Team
Foothill Air Support Team (San Gabriel Valley, California)
Foreign-deployed Advisory Support Team (DEA)
Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team

FATF - Financial Action Task Force

FAU - False Alarm reduction Unit
False Alarm Unit
Felony Assault Unit
Fugitive Apprehension Unit

FBCNTF - Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force (Ft. Bend County, Texas)

FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation

FBI/CNMI Task Force - Federal Bureau of Investigation / Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Task Force

FCBI - Frederick County Bureau of Investigations (Maryland)

FCDTF - Franklin County Drug Task Force (Kansas, Pennsylvania, etc.)

FCNEU - Franklin County Narcotics Enforcement Unit (Missouri)

FCTF - Financial Crimes Task Force

FEAR - Foreign Export and Recovery Task Force (California)
Forensic Evidence Auto Recovery (Dallas, Texas)

FET - Field Evidence Team
Fireworks Enforcement Team
Forensic Evidence Team

FFIT - Financial Fraud and Identity Theft Task Force

FHMCU - Fairfield-Hocking Major Crimes Unit (Ohio)

FIAT - Felony Investigative Assistance Team (DuPage County, Illinois)

FIG - Field Intelligence Group

FinCEN - Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

FIRST - Financial Institution Robbery Support Team
Forensic Intervention Response and Support Team
Forensic Investigative Response and Support Team

FIRT - Fatal Incident Review Team (Delaware)

FIST - Forensic Investigative Support Team
Fugitive Investigation Strike Team
Nevada Fugitive Investigative Strike Team -- They're also known by the acronyms NV-FIST and occasionally NFIST.

FIT - Financial Investigation Team (DEA)
Force Investigations Team
Fraud and Identity Theft Task Force

FITE - Fraud and Identity Theft Enforcement Team

FITF - Fire Investigation Task Force

FIU - Felony Investigations Unit
Field Investigation Unit
Financial crimes Investigation Unit
Financial Investigation Unit
Firearms Investigation Unit
Force Investigation Unit
Forensic Identification Unit
Forensic Investigation Unit
Fraud Investigations Unit

FLAG - Fugitive Location and Apprehension Group (Colorado)

FLDTF - Finger Lakes Drug Task Force (New York)

FMTF - Fresno Methamphetamine Task Force (California)

FOP - Fraternal Order of Police

FOT - Fugitive Operations Team

FPS - Federal Protective Service

FPU - Family Protection Unit

FRFTF - Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force

FRTF - Front Range Task Force (Colorado)

FSET - Foothill Special Enforcement Team (California)

FTF - Felony Task Force
Firearms' Task Force
Fugitive Task Force

FTTTF - Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force

FWET - Fugitive Warrant Enforcement Team (Riverside County, California)

FWU - Felony Warrant Unit, or Fugitive Warrants Unit

GACDTF - Gainesville-Alachua County Drug Task (Florida)

GANET - Gang and Narcotics Enforcement Team

GangTECC - National Gang Targeting, Enforcement and Coordination Center

GBNET - Glynn Brunswick Narcotics Enforcement Team (Georgia)

GCNTF - Galveston County Narcotics Task Force (Texas)
Gila County Narcotics Task Force (Arizona)

GCRFTF - Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (U.S. Marshals)

GCSP - Gang Crime Suppression Program

GCTF - Gulf Coast Task Force

GCVOTF - Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force (U.S. Marshals)

GDT - Gang and Drug Team
Gang Diversion Team (Los Angeles County, California)

GDTF - Gang and Drug Task Force

GDVTF - Goldendale Domestic Violence Task Force (Washington)

GET - Gang Enforcement Team

GGNTF - Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force (New Jersey)

GGTF - Gilroy Gang Task Force (Gilroy, California)

GHOST - Gang and Habitual Offender Strike Team (Florida)
Graffiti Habitual Offenders Suppression Team (Los Angeles, California)

GHSTF - Georgia Homeland Security Task Force

GIANT - Gogebic-Iron County Anti-Narcotics Team (Upper Peninsula of Michigan)

GIFT - Greater Idaho Fugitive Task Force (U.S. Marshals)

GIITEM - Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission (Arizona)

GIT - Gang Impact Team

GIU - Gang Identification Unit
Gang Intelligence Unit
Gang Intervention Unit
Gang Investigations Unit
General Investigations Unit
General Investigative Unit
Gun Investigation Unit (New York)

GLDTF - Grand Lake Drug Task Force -- They're also known as the Auglaize / Mercer County Grand Lake Drug Task Force. (Ohio)

GLINTF - Glenn Interagency Narcotics Task Force (Glenn County, California)

GLLU - Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit (Washington, D.C.)

GLRFTF - Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (U.S. Marshals)

GLTF - Grand Lake Task Force (Ohio)

GMTF - Governor's Methamphetamine Task Force

GNESA - Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault

GNET - Gang/Narcotics Enforcement Team (California)

GPAG - Gang Prevention Action Group

GPS FFIT - Greater Puget Sound Financial Fraud and Identity Theft Task Force (Washington)

GPSSTF - Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force (Pennsylvania)

GRAD - Gang Renouncement and Disassociation

GRADE - Gang Resistance and Drug Education (Florida)

GRAMNET - Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team (Northwest Colorado) -- Also known as the All Crimes Enforcement Team.

GRANET - Greater Rochester Area Narcotics Enforcement Team (New York)

GRATS - Gang-Related Active Trafficker Suppression

GREAT - Gang Reporting, Evaluation and Tracking
Gang Resistance Education And Training

GRIP - Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership (Orange County, California)
Gang Resistance Is Paramount

GRIPE - Gang Reduction through Intervention, Prevention, and Education

GRIT - Gang Response Intervention Team
Gang Response Investigative Team
Gary Response Investigative Team (Gary, Indiana)

GRIT-T - Gang Response Investigation Team - Tippecanoe (Indiana)

GROC - Gang-Rock County Task Force (Wisconsin)

GRP - Gang Reduction Program

GRU - Gang Reduction Unit

GRYD - Gang Reduction and Youth Development (Los Angeles, California)

GSET - Gang Suppression Enforcement Team (California)

GSU - Gang Suppression Unit

GTF - Gang Task Force, or Graffiti Task Force

GTU - Gang Tactical Unit (Chicago, Illinois)

GVRP - Gang Violence Reduction Project

GVRT - Gang Violence Response Team (Oregon)

GVSP - Gang Violence Suppression Program (California)

GVSU - Gang Violence Suppression Unit

GVTF - Gang Violence Task Force
Gun Violence Task Force

HALT - Health Authority Law Enforcement Task Force (Los Angeles County, California)

HART - Hazard Assessment Response Team
Homicide / Assault Response Team

HBT - Hostage / Barricade Terrorist Team, or Hostage, Barricade and Terrorism Unit

HBTF - Home Burglary Task Force
Hostage / Barricade Task Force

HCCU - Homicide Cold Case Unit

HCDTF - Hamilton County Drug Task Force (Florida, Indiana, Ohio, etc.)
Hardin County Drug Task Force
Henry County Drug Task Force (Indiana)
Humboldt County Drug Task Force (California)