South Worcester County Drug and Counter Crime Task Force
The South Worcester Drug and Counter Crime Task Force is comprised of Officers
from Charlton, Dudley, Oxford, Southbridge, and Webster. The mission of the
Task Force is two-fold dealing with complaints of drug activity, as well
complaints of criminal activity. The Task Force is funded by each individual
department, in cooperation with available federal or state grants.
The South Worcester Drug and Counter Crime Task Force was created to
pool resources in furtherance of fighting the war on drugs. It has since grown
to encompass all types of investigations, primarily those that deal with crimes
that are not confined to the border of one Town.
Officers assigned to the Task Force are cross trained in various
types of tools and techniques often associated with the investigation of
crimes. The Task Force was created in order to magnify our ability to more
accurately and thoroughly investigate crimes. Task Force Officers have
routinely been called upon to assist each other with investigations related to:
drugs, breaking and entering cases, serious assaults, sexual assaults, bank
Task Force Officers may be called upon to perform various
assignments including but not limited to: surveillance work, crime scene
processing, interview and interrogation, or a host of other duties. In its most
basic sense, the purpose of the Task Force is to more adequately distribute
commodities while effectively enlarging our investigative ability.