In 2012, the Yakima Police Department re-established a previous long-standing working relationship with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration by assigning one (1) sergeant and three (3) narcotics detectives to the Yakima DEA Task Force.  This partnership brings together local, state and federal resources to bear on Yakima drug criminals.  Many street level, nuisance drug houses and drug dealers have recently found themselves the focus of investigations from members of the task force as local and federal investigators work together to rid Yakima of its drug problem.