The primary function of the Law Enforcement Coordinator in the St. Louis Office of the United States Attorney is outreach to the community and law enforcement agencies of the district. In the spirit of this mission, this office has specified several priority areas:
Training - The LECC certifies training for the annual Mid-State OCDETF Conference, as well as for other federal agencies. This training is accredited by the Missouri Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission. The Office also provides speakers for community service organizations, panels, forums and seminars for local law enforcement training. Those agencies that need trainers, or are able to provide training or have ideas regarding training are encouraged to contact the LECC.
On September 2, 3 and 4, 2015, the United States Attorney's Office in St. Louis, along with District Offices in Kansas City, Missouri; Wichita, Kansas; Des Moines, Iowa; and Fairview Heights, IL, along with many partners, will be presenting the annual Protect Our Children Conference. The conference will be held this year at the St. Charles Convention Center, with our guests staying at the Embassy Suites Hotel. This conference addresses such topics as: How to Protect Children from Internet Predators, How to Protect Children from Predators in Their Homes and Schools, How to Communicate with Children who have been Victimized, Bullying, Medical Approaches for Children who are Victims of Trauma, Approaches Internet Predators Use to Gain the Trust of Children and a host of related issues. Our speakers are victims and nationally and internationally recognized experts in their fields. For more information, please go to www.pocconference.com.
Outreach - The LECC sits on several committees and task forces in an effort to provide communication and outreach to the law enforcement community. Examples of some of the agencies that the U. S. Attorney’s Office connects with via the LECC are: The U. S. Attorney’s Hate Crimes Task Force Subcommittee on Training, Project Safe Neighborhood, the St. Louis Area Police Chief’s Association, the Jefferson County Law Enforcement Board of Governors and the Missouri Police Chief’s Association.
Liaison - The LECC is often the conduit of information to and from the federal law enforcement community to state and municipal law enforcement. Agencies that are unsure of where to find assistance in the federal system are encouraged to contact Law Enforcement Coordinator Ron Scaggs at 314-539-7611.