Oregon-Idaho HIDTA and Oregon Narcotics Enforcement Association Team Up to Recognize Excellence in Drug Enforcement

The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA Program partnered with ONEA to sponsor a statewide drug enforcement recognition and awards program. Oregon-Idaho HIDTA and ONEA created 10 award categories (5 team and 5 individual) and solicited for nominations in June. 12 nominations were received and evaluated by a committee. As a result of the nomination and evaluation process 7 award winners were chosen and honored during a luncheon at the summer ONEA conference which was held at Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, Oregon.

The teams and individuals that received awards were:

OUTSTANDING INTERDICTION EFFORT
Oregon State Police Domestic Highway Enforcement Team

OUTSTANDING LOCAL IMPACT INVESTIGATIVE EFFORT
Clackamas County Interagency Task Force

OUTSTANDING INTERSTATE/INTERNATIONAL IMPACT INVESTIGATIVE EFFORT
Portland Police Bureau HIDTA Interdiction Team

OUTSTANDING TASK FORCE COMMANDER
Lieutenant Patrick Huskey, Oregon State Police

OUTSTANDING PROSECUTOR
Bryce Ellsworth, Ada County Prosecutor’s Office and U.S Attorney’s Office, District of ID

AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
Detective Kent Vander Kamp, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office

OUTSTANDING TASK FORCE
Basin Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team

 Congratulations to all of the nominees and the award winners! To view the winning award nominations, please click on the button below: