The Central Virginia Regional Narcotics Task Force was formed in 1997 to initiate both pro-active and historical narcotics cases. The primary focus of investigations is the middle and upper-level drug dealers in the Tri-Cities, Chesterfield, and Prince George Counties. Investigators from participating agencies and the Virginia State Police staff the task force on a full-time basis. The regional task force has its own impaneled multi-jurisdictional grand jury and assigned prosecutor.
The Colonial Heights Police Department has one full-time investigator assigned to the Central Virginia Regional Narcotics Task Force. The task force investigator is under the direct supervision of the task force supervisor and is under general supervision of the sergeant of investigations.