In 1981, the LECC (Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee) was established in all U.S. Attorney's Offices by order of the U.S. Attorney General. The recommendation to establish LECCs came as a direct result of the group's finding that local law enforcement cooperation was crucial and that cooperation nationwide was uneven. The goal of the LECC is to improve cooperation and coordination among law enforcement groups, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of the criminal justice system.
The LECC advices the U.S. Attorney on local law enforcement issues, acts as a laison with state and local law enforcement officials, and provides a networking focus for law enforcement executives committed to the idea of cooperation and coordination at all levels of local, state and federal law enforcement. In addition, the Law Enforcement Coordinator is integrally involved in a variety of programs and initiatives. These include: Equitable Sharing; COPS; Anti-Violent Crime Initiatives; HIDTA; Anti-Terrorism Task Force; Drug Demand Reduction; Project Safe Neighborhoods; Firearms Initiatives; and Community Outreach, to name a few.
The LECC also organizes no or low-cost training seminars sponsored by the U.S. Attorney to address various subjects pertinent to law enforcement officials, terrorism detection and investigation. These seminars are made available to all federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Topics include asset forfeiture and equitable sharing, gang activities, child exploitation crimes, clandestine laboratories, OCDETF investigations and prosecutions, and other contemporary issues.
For upcoming training, please contact the LECC representative at (502) 582-5911 for more information.