The HIDTA program is overseen by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) within the Executive Office of the President. The purpose of the program is to reduce drug trafficking and production in the United States by:
CVC HIDTA was officially designated in 1999. It currently includes the following counties:
Each HIDTA is governed by an Executive Board comprised of a combination of Federal and state, local and tribal law enforcement executives from the HIDTA designated area.
In a manner that instills public trust and accomplishes the HIDTA mission, Executive Boards are responsible for:
John J. Martin was appointed as the Executive Director by the Executive Board of the CVC HIDTA in March 2020. Before his appointment, Mr. Martin worked for Kaiser Permanente as the Director of Investigations and Loss Prevention for their National Security Services in Oakland, CA.
Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Mr. Martin served in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for 22 years. He was appointed to lead the DEA’s Diversion Control Division as the Assistant Administrator in March 2018, a role he held until his retirement in July 2019.
From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Martin served as the Special Agent in Charge of the DEA San Francisco Field Division, where he oversaw all enforcement operations, drug diversion, and regulatory investigations throughout Northern California and the Central Valley.
Mr. Martin began his career with the DEA in 1997 as a Special Agent in California. He worked in a variety of enforcement and task force groups and conducted numerous narcotics and money laundering investigations. Mr. Martin served in many leadership roles, including:
In these leadership roles, Mr. Martin supervised several enforcement, task force, and diversion groups in major metropolitan areas. In addition to his duties as Executive Director of the CVC HIDTA, Mr. Martin is currently the Region I Representative for the National HIDTA Director’s Committee and HIDTA National Emerging Trends Initiative.
Mr. Martin graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1991 and served for six years in the U.S. Marine Corps.