Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee

First Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Giorno
recently announced the formation of the Western District of Virginia
Human Trafficking Task Force. The group will meet on a regular basis
and provide law enforcement support, training resources and victim
services in cases of human trafficking throughout
the Western District of Virginia.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Giorno

United States Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy,
Assistant United States Attorney Zach Lee (WDVA),
Assistant United States Attorney Suzanne Kerney-Quillen (EDTN) and Wise County/Town of Norton Commonwealth Attorney Ron Elkins, presented awards to members of the Southwest Virginia Drug Task Force for their work on a multi-jurisdictional drug case that landed more than 60 defendants in prison.

Pictured left to right, Ron Elkins, Zac VanPatten, Zach Lee, Timothy Heaphy, Suzanne Kerney-Quillen, Chris Gilley, Lt. Richard Stallard and Chief Steve Hamm

Pictured left to right, Ron Elkins, Zac VanPatten, Zach Lee, Timothy Heaphy, Suzanne Kerney-Quillen, Chris Gilley, Lt. Richard Stallard and Chief Steve Hamm

 

US Attorney Tim Heaphy joined community and law enforcement members at a gang training. US Attorney Tim Heaphy joined community and law enforcement members at a gang training.
United States Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy participated in a Gang Awareness Training Conference in Roanoke, Virginia

LECC

Purpose - The purpose of the Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC) is to improve cooperation and coordination among law enforcement groups, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of the criminal justice system. Today, each of the 93 United States Attorneys has an LECC in place, consisting of federal, state and local agencies involved in district law enforcement. The LECC membership in the Western District of Virginia consists of over 400 members which are included in various mailings from the U.S. Attorney's Office throughout the year on upcoming training, significant events, proposed legislation, and other areas of law enforcement concern. The LECC program has become a permanent cornerstone of joint federal, state and local law enforcement efforts.

Funding Resources - The U.S. Attorney's Office serve as a grants and funding resource to our law enforcement and community partners. Read More

Training - Our office routinely brings state of the art meaningful training to our partners in the community. Some of the topics have included legal, officer safety, anti-terrorism, investigations, grant writing, gang prevention and others. Read More

History - In the summer of 1981, the Attorney General's Task Force on Violent Crime specifically recommended that each United States Attorney establish a Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC). The bi-partisan Task Force included eight distinguished national criminal justice experts who closely examined federal, state and local law enforcement needs. The recommendation to establish LECCs came as a direct result of the group's finding that federal, state and local law enforcement cooperation was crucial, but that cooperation nationwide was uneven, ranging from nonexistent to good. The Attorney General of the United States quickly responded to the Task Force recommendations and on July 21, 1981, issued an order instructing every United States Attorney to establish a Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee in his/her district.

Membership – Membership to the LECC includes federal, state and local law enforcement, corrections and prosecutors. For more information or to become a member, you may contact Issac VanPatten at
540-857-2250 .

 

 

 

 

 

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