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.
Post-Ferguson we are back into our training cycle:
We are currently planning our 2015 Leadership School with Saint Louis University. Invitations are being sent out and the first class starts on February 11, 2015.
We are also planning our 2015 Corporate Anti-Terrorism Conference. This is the 11th year for the conference. The dates for the event are June 2 and 3, 2015, and, as in the past, will be held at the Anheuser-Busch School of Law at Washington University. This event regularly brings in 100+ corporate security leaders from the region, as well as federal, state, military, railroad and local law enforcement personnel.
We are also planning several events in tandem with the Hate Crimes Task Force and the Anti-Defamation League. Our next event will be on Thursday, January 22, 2015, at the Washington University School of Law in the Moot Courtroom. Speakers will be Oren Segal who will talk on "Responding to the call: America’s Terrorist Recruits," and Jason Turetsky who will talk on "U.S. Anti-Semitism Today: Modern Manifestations of an Ancient Hatred." The class is free. For more information, contact Karen Aroesty at KAroesty@adl.org
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.