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CSPD Detective receives National Award for Excellence
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

On February 5, 2015, Colorado Springs Police Department Detective Douglas Trainer was honored at the 2015 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) National Conference in Washington D.C. Detective Trainer is a Task Force Officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration as part of the Southern Colorado Drug Task Force.

The HIDTA program plays a critical role in improving the safety and well-being of the Nation by reducing drug use and its consequences. The men and women of the HIDTA program who engage in the essential, and all too often, dangerous work of disrupting and dismantling drug trafficking organizations are an integral part of the response to the Nation’s drug threats.

Detective Douglas Trainer received the Award of Excellence from HIDTA at the National Conference for his outstanding work in several international narcotics investigations. The Award of Excellence is given annually to one drug investigator in the United States participating in a HIDTA task force. HIDTA-designated counties are located in 46 states, as well as in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C.

The Southern Colorado Drug Task Force is comprised of personnel from the DEA, Colorado Springs P.D., Pueblo P.D., El Paso County S.O., Pueblo County S.O., Florence P.D., Homeland Security Investigations, Colorado State Patrol, and HIDTA.

I’m extremely proud of the efforts of all of our Task Force Officers and especially Detective Trainer. Their efforts directly impact reductions in major narcotics violations, which effects both property and violent crimes in Southern Colorado." Peter Carey, Chief of Police, Colorado Springs Police Department