In the aftermath of the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, the Attorney General for the United States of America directed every United States Attorney to commit all available resources and manpower to our national mission against terrorism. That directive included the establishment of Anti-Terrorism Advisory Councils (ATACs) led by United States Attorneys. The Anti-Terrorism Advisory Councils seek to deter, detect and prevent future attacks within the United States.
The prosecution of public corruption is a top priority for the U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Florida, which is home to the state capitol in Tallahassee and several of the state’s largest public universities. Public corruption is a breach of the public’s trust by government officials who use their public office to obtain personal gain. It is a violation of federal law for any federal, state, or local government official to ask for or receive anything of value in exchange for, or because of, any official act. Under federal law, any person who offers or pays a bribe is also guilty.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida promotes respect for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, or socioeconomic status. The Office recognizes that we are better able to serve the United States by embracing all perspectives and by understanding the diverse backgrounds of our employees, as well as the communities that we serve. To that end, the Office values and encourages a diverse and inclusive work environment, and it sets as its highest priority the fair and equal treatment of all who come in contact with it.
Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee
The Northern District of Florida’s Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC) provides a district-wide network of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies committed to cooperation and coordination. The LECC’s mission is to foster effective communication and cooperation among the district’s local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies; to identify and address current and emerging regional and national crime trends and threats; to provide leadership, guidance, and resources to support established training objectives for the district’s law enforcement community; and to provide advance planning and ensure cooperation in the event of a critical incident in the district.
Project Safe Childhood
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida is committed to the protection of our children. Advances in technology over the past two decades have provided child sexual predators with new means of stalking and victimizing children. All adults have a responsibility to understand this evolving threat, and to ensure children are aware of the danger and have the means to protect themselves. This Office is committed to improving public awareness, while at the same time aggressively prosecuting those who would sexually abuse children.