The Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC) was established in 1981 in all 94 U.S. Attorney's Office by order of the U.S. Attorney General. LECC provides a networking focus for law enforcement agencies committed to the ideal of cooperation and coordination at all levels of state, local, and federal law enforcement.
The LECC is a program whose mission is to facilitate and promote communication, coordination and cooperation among state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies in the Eastern District of Arkansas by providing resources, information, training and technical assistance, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of the criminal justice system.
This mission is accomplished in many ways, but the main focus of our LECC program is training. The LECC sponsors low cost or no-cost training seminars addressing various subjects pertinent to law enforcement officials. These seminars are made available to all state, local and federal law enforcement agencies. Topics include asset forfeiture and equitable sharing, interview and interrogation, search and seizure, methamphetamine investigation, critical incident stress management, terrorism, Community Oriented Policing, and many other contemporary issues.
We also provide information and resources through our LECC Newsletter, which is distributed quarterly.
LECC Membership: You are considered to be a member of the LECC general membership if you are a law enforcement officer or prosecutor of any state, local, or federal law enforcement agency. As a member of the LECC, your responsibilities are to practice cooperation and coordination as best you can; participate in LECC activities; make suggestions for good training; and, above all, help your fellow law enforcement officer.
Law Enforcement Coordinator Specialist: Paulette Chappelle serves as the Law Enforcement Coordinator for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC) Resources
|Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC) News||Seminars, Conferences, and Training Opportunities|
|April-May-June 2013 LECC News||May 14 - 16, 2013; Springdale, Arkansas; Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy; 3-Day Police Training Seminar|
|July 11, 2013; Southeast Arkansas College, Pine Bluff, Arkansas “Community Terror: Guns, Drugs & Explosives” Training Seminar|
|Office of Justice Programs Grants Information||National Institute of Justice Solicitations|
|2013 National Sheriffs’ Association Annual Conference and Exhibition
June 20-26, 2013 – Charlotte, North Carolina For more information and to register for this conference, please visit the National Sheriffs’ Association website at www.nsaconference.org.
|The National Institute of Justice is offering training through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for apprentice/entry level firearm and toolmark examiners from federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. For additional information on this course, please visit the ATF National Firearms Examiner Academy through this link: Learn more about the course and how to apply on ATF.gov.|
|Mark Your Calendars: MOV Nomination Period Opens 5/31
May 31, 2013, marks the opening of the 2012–2013 Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor (Medal of Valor) nomination period. The highest national award for valor by a public safety officer, this medal is awarded annually by the President or Vice President of the United States to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life.
To receive the Medal of Valor, public safety officers must be nominated by the chief executive officer of their employing agencies; recommended by the bipartisan Medal of Valor Review Board; and cited by the Attorney General.
To learn more about the Medal of Valor, including how to nominate a public safety officer, visit www.medalofvalor.gov.
|FY 2013 COPS HIRING PROGRAM (CHP) The 2013 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) is now open. The program for this year is open to all state, local, and tribal agencies with primary law enforcement authority for the population to be served. All interested applicants must submit their completed CHP application through Grants.gov (SF-424) and CAPS (COPS Application Attachment) no later than 7:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in order to be considered for funding in FY 2013. More information about 2013 CHP funding can be found on the CHP landing page on the COPS website: http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/Default.asp?Item=2367. The website contains significant information and helpful resources such as the Application Guide, frequently asked questions section, and other information about the program. Because there have been some significant changes to CHP this year, I highly encourage you to review the information and resources that are available on the website.|
|7 Signs of Terrorism||National Terrorism Advisory System Handbook|
Request for speakers or presentations, questions, or comments may be addressed to:
United States Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Arkansas
425 West Capitol, Suite 500
Little Rock, AR 72201
Telephone: (501) 340-2600
Fax: (501) 324-5158
Email: Paulette Chappelle
Christopher R. Thyer
United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas is pleased to bring you
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