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Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC)

Each of the 93 U.S. Attorney's Offices has a LECC comprised of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. In districts that contain Indian Country, like Idaho, tribal police departments are also part of the LECC. The goal of the LECC is to improve cooperation and coordination among the various groups, thereby enhancing the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the criminal justice system.

LECC Membership

Federal members include the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Food and Drug Administration, Bureau of Indian Affairs Law Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation Division, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security Investigations, US Marshals Service, Postal Inspection Service, Secret Service, Forest Service - Law Enforcement & Investigations, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management - Law Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, Air Force Judge Advocate General, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Department of Health & Human Services - Office of the Inspector General, Environmental Protection Agency - Criminal Investigation Division, Department of Energy, and Transportation Security Administration.

Programming

Since the creation of the LECC twenty years ago, it has sponsored or conducted numerous training seminars, with thousands of participants. All federal law enforcement agencies, the Idaho State Police, Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security, county prosecuting attorneys, county sheriffs, police chiefs, detectives, patrol officers, university police and security officers, corporate and private security services, community organizations, elected officials and school administrators have been made aware of the role and responsibilities of the United States Attorney's Office and have worked with the USAO. One of the highlights of the LECC's history was the first-ever street gang training, which was offered even before the District began to see evidence of gang activity. Other training conferences and seminars have focused on anti-terrorism, Canadian-American border crimes, sex offender reporting and notification, human trafficking, security for places of worship, fusion liaison officer training, cybercrime, civil rights, Idaho law, safe schools, hate crimes, post-blast investigations, asset forfeitures, financial investigations, counterdrug, gang re-entry, courtroom testimony, environmental crimes, white collar crime, outlaw motorcycle gangs, forensic epidemiology, officer survival and safety, prevention of and response to terrorist acts, bomb recognition, firearms tracing, diplomatic immunity and consular notification. The Idaho LECC, along with the LECCs from the Districts of Montana, Alaska, Oregon and Western and Eastern Washington have also held several joint conferences on Native American issues, as well as joint seminars on extremism, and prevention of and response to terrorist incidents.