The goal of the Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC) Program is to enhance cooperation and coordination among law enforcement groups at the federal, state, and local level, thereby improving the effectiveness of the criminal justice system. Since its inception in the early 1980s, the LECC program has evolved to adapt to changing priorities in the Department of Justice and the varied and unique issues in each of the districts. Each of the 93 United States Attorney’s Offices has a Law Enforcement Coordinator.
The LECC in the District of the Virgin Islands serves as the liaison among federal and local law enforcement agencies and to promote coordination and cooperation among those agencies. The mission is accomplished by preparing, coordinating and distributing information, providing a forum for exchange of information, providing training opportunities for federal, state and local law enforcement officers, facilitating multi-agency law enforcement task forces, and coordinating law enforcement programs, including conferences, seminars, and inter-agency meetings.
The LECC has taken an active role in addressing the needs of all law enforcement in the territory and fostering cooperation between all law enforcement and prosecution agencies. In addition to training, LECC works to enhance coordination and cooperation among all law enforcement agencies. The Law Enforcement Coordinator is involved in a variety of programs and initiatives. These include Weed & Seed, Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC), Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN); Anti-Violent Crime Initiatives, Law Enforcement Intelligence Network (LEIN); community outreach, and other drug and crime prevention programs.
James Latham is the Law Enforcement Coordinator.