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Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee

The Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC) was established in 1981 in all 94 United States Attorney’s Offices. LECC provides a networking focus for law enforcement agencies committed to the idea of cooperation and coordination at all levels of state, local, and federal law enforcement. The United States Attorney’s Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee in the Northern District of West Virginia brings together the top law enforcement officials in the 32 counties, along with law enforcement officials from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia.

The LECC is a program whose mission is to facilitate and promote communication and coordination among state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies in the Northern District of West Virginia 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 for 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, terrorism, Community Oriented Policing and many other issues.
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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 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:
Gary Gaus serves as the Law Enforcement Coordinator for the
Northern District of West Virginia.
Contact Information:
Gary Gaus, U. S. Attorney’s Office, P. O. Box 591, Wheeling, WV 26003. Telephone: 304-234-0100 FAX: 304-234-0110 Email


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