In an effort to combat the continual war on drugs, the Aurora Police Department collaborates with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) by assigning a full-time Detective to the DEA's task force. The Task Force Officer ("TFO")works with both the Youngstown and Cleveland Offices of the DEA, assisting in the pursuit of drug traffickers who recognize no geographical boundaries.
Teaming up with federal and state agencies allows Aurora to form important partnerships, allowing greater use of the many valuable law enforcement resources. In addition, Aurora's collaboration with the DEA and U.S. Marshal Service results in Aurora receiving an equitable share of all seized proceeds.