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Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC)

MISSION

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The LECC is a program whose mission is to facilitate and promote communication, coordination and cooperation among state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies in the Eastern District of Louisiana 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 pertinent to 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, critical incident stress management, terrorism, Community Oriented Policing, and many other contemporary issues.

Quinn A. Smith is the Law Enforcement Coordinator for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He serves as the point of contact for all law enforcement. For information or assistance concerning federal anti-crime programs or other law enforcement issues, feel free to contact him at 504-680-3003 or quinn.smith@usdoj.gov.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Louisiana in conjunction with The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office and The Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC) will be hosting Four (4), 8-hour dispatcher training classes throughout 2018 at the Plaquemines Parish Admin & Training Facility – Located at 8022 Highway 23 in Belle Chasse, LA. Class size is limited to 20 students. Cost $229.00 per person. To register, please contact Nicole LaSota @ 203-779-7107. PowerPhone will be providing the instruction, which the classes and dates

are as follows:

 

911 Liability:    

Date: March 20th, 2018     

Time: 8:30 am - 4:30pm

LEARN HOW TO:

  • Measure standards of care
  • Public Duty Doctrine
  • Vicarious Liability
  • The future of 911
     

 

Stress Identification and Management

Date: May 15th, 2018        

Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm

LEARN HOW TO:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Symptom Identification
  • Cumulative Job Stressors

Stress Inventory Scale
 
 
Protecting Law Enforcement Responders:

Date: August 7th, 2018:    

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
 

LEARN HOW TO:

 • Recognize threats to officers
 • Provide pre-arrival instructions for officers
 • Identify potential “suicide by cop” scenarios
 
 
 Active Shooting Response:

Date: November 13th, 2018

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

LEARN HOW TO:
 
 • Question and protect callers and witnesses
 • Inform and protect law enforcement and responders
 • Identify the mentality and characteristics of active shooters


 

AWR 148 – Crisis Management for School Based Incidents: Partnering Rural Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Local School Systems.

 

When: June 6, 2018

Where: St Tammany Parish Sheriff Office Training Facility           

ST Tammany Parish
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              39395 Pine St. Pearl River, LA 70452

Time: 8am to 4pm

Training SummaryThe U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the University of Findlay, will host an 8-hour DHS-approved Crisis Management training course designed to educate law enforcement personnel, school administrators, Emergency Management personnel and their staff on the elements that would allow for an effective response to school-based emergencies. This is an eight-hour Tuition-Free DHS-approved course designed to educate all parish leaders in how to effectively coordinate a response to a school-related critical incident. We encourage you to invite all interested parish leaders and personnel responsible for the coordination of responding to a school-related critical incident.

Online registration is available via the registration link attached below:

 https://www.ruraltraining.org/training/schedule/2018-06-06-awr148-pearlriver-la-001/

 

Please sign-up no later than May 23, 2018, as a minimum of 20 registrations must be received by this date in order to confirm the class will be held.

 



 

Drug Identification for Corrections Training Course

 

When: July 18-19, 2018

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Where: St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Office Training Facility           

             39395 Pine St. Pearl River, LA 70452  

 Time: 8am to 5pm  

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Training Summary:  This tuition-free 16-hour Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training class is designed to educate correctional officers at the county, state, and federal levels, and jail nurses and will provide pertinent information on recognizing current drug trends, clandestine clothing, paraphernalia, concealment methods, symbols of the drug world and recognizing the variety of ways contraband is smuggled or mailed to correctional facilities. One of the key factors in keeping both staff and inmates safe is recognizing substance abuse, overdose signs and symptoms and being able to distinguishing between possible medical conditions, which can mimic drug use. The course will give a broad overview and break down the human body and how each of the 11 major systems are affected by the use of substances. Whether it is a Huber inmate returning from work, bookings or sentenced inmates drug use is prevalent. The key to officer and inmate safety is recognizing drug use and properly documenting those observations. Course topics include: Booking procedures and medical screenings, Paraphernalia, clothing, and tattoos, Drug categories,

Physiology, Signs and symptoms of drug use, K-9 deployment, and Report writing.

  

On line registration link provided below :           

http://cpsireg.spcollege.edu/og_register.aspx?23294 

 

 

 

Highway Vehicle Stops and the Drug Trafficker-Patrol Training

When:  August 10, 2018

Where:  St. Charles Parish Sheriff Office Training Center     

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          220 Judge Edward Dufresne Pkwy., Luling, LA 70070       

Time: 8am to 5pm  

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Training Summary:  This fast paced one-day course is intended for patrol officers and supervisors who want to become more effective in detecting, apprehending, and documenting the arrest of criminals including drug users, drug traffickers, fugitives, gang members, and even terrorist. Course topics include: Background and History of Criminal Investigations, Suspects Contacts, Pre-and Post-Stop Characteristics of Criminal Behavior, Making a Legal Stop, Consensual Encounters, Roadside Interviews, Detecting Deception, and Arrest Tactics.

Online registration link provided below:

http://cpsireg.spcollege.edu/og_register.aspx?232942




PAST EVENTS



    

Active-Shooting Response for First Responders   

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(Law Enforcement, EMS, Dispatcher, & 911 Operator training)

When: December 5, 2017

Where: Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Office Admin & Training Facility

             8022 Hwy 23 Belle Chasse, LA

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Who: All Law Enforcement, EMS, Dispatcher, 911 Operators and Tele communicators from the EDLA where invited.

Training Summary: From college campuses to workplace violence to mail shootings, the active shooter is a unique challenge for law enforcement agencies. 911 calls from frightened victims and bystanders are a reality that telecommunicators will continue to be faced with. This training will enable all dispatching personnel the wear with all on how to effectively respond and deal with the many unique and sporadic situations at will.


 

ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Response to Active Shooter Events) 

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Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events Co-Taught (Erase)

(All Sworn Law Enforcement preferred: Experience in Tactical, Firearms, and or law Enforcement training)

When: October 23-25 2017

Where: Jefferson Parish Training Facility (TBA)

Time:    (24 hours / 3 days)                                                                                      

Training Summary:  This course is designed to prepare first responders for an open-air active shooter encounter. It addresses a wide range of tactics and techniques when addressing an exterior armed aggressor. This hands on course will cover equipment selection, vehicle ambushes, medical emergencies, vehicle and dismounted

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officer/citizen down rescue, individual/ team movement techniques, and emergency vehicle crisis response. Some participants attending this course have found it to be physically challenging. Officers attending this course should be able to walk moderate distances, jog, kneel, crawl, and lift moderate weight. This is an outside class and is routinely conducted during inclement weather conditions.


 

ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Response to Active Shooter Events)

ALERRT TEXAS STATE

    

Exterior Response To Active Shooter Events (Erase) Train the Trainer 

(All Sworn Law Enforcement preferred: Experience in Tactical, Firearms, and or law Enforcement training)

When: October 16-20, 2017

Where: Jefferson Parish Training Facility (TBA)

Time: (40 Hours / 5 Days)

Jefferson Parish


Training Summary: This course is designed to prepare first responders for an open-air active shooter encounter. It addresses a wide range of tactics and techniques when addressing an exterior armed aggressor. This hands on course will cover equipment selection, vehicle ambushes, medical emergencies, vehicle and dismounted officer/citizen

down rescue, individual/ team movement techniques, and emergency vehicle crisis response. Some participants attending this course have found it to be physically challenging. Officers attending this course should be able to walk moderate distances, jog, kneel, crawl, and lift moderate weight. This is an outside class and is routinely conducted during inclement weather conditions.


 

Suicide Intervention for Emergency Responding Personnel Dispatchers

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(Law Enforcement, EMS, Dispatcher, & 911 Operator training)

When: September 26, 2017

Where: Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Office Admin & Training Facility
             8022 Hwy 23 Belle Chasse, LA

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Who: All Law Enforcement, EMS, Dispatcher, 911 Operators and Tele communicators from the EDLA where invited.

Training Summary: Fifty percent of emergency call-takers will face a suicide call during their career. That’s because many victims call 911 as a last resort. Are you prepared to guide a suicidal caller to safety? This acclaimed program shows you how to think quickly, spot key warning signs, and act with confidence when you have a suicidal caller on the line. The knowledge you gain from this one-day workshop is the best weapon to have when lives are at stake.  Attendees will learn how to handle and understand the psychological factors behind most suicides, Interpret key warning signs from suicidal callers and how to handle six types of suicidal callers.


 

Domestic Violence Intervention 

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(Law Enforcement, EMS, Dispatcher, & 911 Operator training)

When: July 11, 2017

Where: Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Office Admin & Training Facility
             8022 Hwy 23 Belle Chasse, LA

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Who: All Law Enforcement, EMS, Dispatcher, 911 Operators and Tele communicators from the EDLA where invited.

Training Summary:  This training is geared towards learning what questions to ask and what instructions to give when faced with different types of domestic violence calls. This course will provide tele communicators with new tactics for handling volatile and complex incidents.



 

BJA/DOJ VALOR Essentials: (SUPPLEMENTAL TRAINING)

CASUALTY CARE AND RESCUE TACTICS

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About the Training : (TWO TRAINING DAYS & TIME OPTIONS)

In this course, officers will train on how to handle the prevention, mitigation, and aftermath of injuries commonly encountered by officers, civilians, and suspects through hands-on practical application. Officers will learn mitigation techniques used to handle major hemorrhage secondary to injuries caused by gunshot and/or knife wounds and how to manage airway and/or breathing issues associated with trauma. Also, officers will practice the appropriate methods used to triage and evacuate injured officers, civilians, and suspects. (4Hour credit)

Date(s):  Two Options listed below

June 27, 2017

Check-In:
12:30 pm – 1:00pm, June 27th
Training:
1:00pm – 5:00pm, June 27th

Registration for the Afternoon Course https://usaolaetraining.org/CasualtyCareRescueTacticsAfternoon

June 28, 2017

Check-In:
7:30 am – 8:00 am, June 28th
Training:
8:00 am – 12:00 noon, June 28th

Registration for the Morning Course https://usaolaetraining.org/CasualtyCareRescueTacticsMorning

Location: Location: Belle Chasse Auditorium

8398 Highway 23 Belle Chasse, LA 70037 Belle Chasse, LA 70037

 



 

Behavioral Responses to Critical Situations for Law Enforcement 

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When: June 14, 2017

Where: Belle Chase Auditorium located at 8398 Highway 23, Belle Chasse, LA 70037

Time: 8am-12 noon

Who: All District Wide Federal, State, Local Law Enforcement and Prosecutorial Agencies invited.

Training Summary:  Provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the VALOR Initiative is committed to promoting officer safety and to helping prevent injuries and deaths of law enforcement officers and the people they serve. This course will help officers recognize the importance of handling a crisis situation while remaining calm and operative when others are confused and overwhelmed. Officers will examine how crisis situations may adversely affect their psychological and physiological responses to fear through the use of case studies. After officers understand these responses, they can appropriately apply proven techniques and practices to ensure performance-enhancing responses, including sound judgment and decision making. 



 

Applying De-Escalation Strategies for Law Enforcement

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When: June 13, 2017

Where: Belle Chase Auditorium located at 8398 Highway 23, Belle Chasse, LA 70037

Time: 1pm to 5pm

Who: All District Wide Federal, State, Local Law Enforcement and Prosecutorial Agencies invited.

Training Summary: Provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice    Assistance, the VALOR Initiative is committed to promoting officer safety and to helping prevent injuries and deaths of law enforcement officers and the people they serve. For more information on the BJA VALOR Initiative, visit www.valorforblue.org  This course through examples and videos, officers will enhance their abilities to apply general defusing and de-escalation principles and methods to fluid, dynamic, and uncertain situations. Officers will learn to evaluate situations that they may encounter to make appropriate tactical decisions to meet sound decision-making and policing objectives.



 

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Law Enforcement Training Webinar (EOUSA)       

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“Characteristics of Armed Persons” 

 When: May 31, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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 Where: US Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Louisiana (Conference Room)

Time: 12 pm to 2pm

Who: All District Wide Federal, State, Local Law Enforcement and Prosecutorial Agencies invited.

Training Summary: The current administration has placed a high priority on combating violent crime.  Part of this priority is to “Back the Blue”: to support the law-enforcement officers who put themselves in harm’s way to protect the communities they serve.  In the last year, several well-publicized incidents in which officers were shot and killed have underscored the need to train officers about situations in which they are at risk and how to address those situations – and possibly save their own lives. The webinar will heighten a law-enforcement officer’s awareness to the subtle characteristics common to street-level criminal gunmen.  It will emphasize identifying these characteristics and taking the appropriate enforcement actions leading to safe and successful crime-gun recoveries while underscoring the special significance of effectively articulating, both in paperwork and testimony, the specific factors relied upon to support a successful prosecution.

 



 

Digital Forensics Training in PSC Cases 

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Law Enforcement and Prosecutorial Personnel District Wide                                        

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When: May 24, 2017

Where: US Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Louisiana (Conference Room)

Time: 9am to 5pm

Who: All Law Enforcement and Prosecutorial Personnel invited District Wide Invited
 

Training Summary: The U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana  will be hosting an 8-hour Digital Forensics Project Safe Childhood (PSC) training presentation on May 24, 2017 and would like to invite all interested law enforcement colleagues to attend. There is no registration required to attend this training presentation. This training presentation is designed to educate law enforcement personnel on the finer points of today’s Digital Forensics. Again, this is a “Free” training presentation and we encourage all interested to attend.

 


 

Protecting Law Enforcement Responders

Training for Tele communicators, Dispatcher’s and 911 Operators

Co-Hosted w/ US Attorney's Office Eastern District of LA & ROCIC                                            

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Apr 11, 2017 • Belle Chasse, LA
Hosted by: Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office

Course #: 17-1048 Course Duration: 8 Hours Price: $229.00 per person Class Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Guard those who protect and serve.
With high-risk law enforcement-related 911 calls dispatched daily, it is essential that focus on officer safety is continuously reinforced. As a 911 call-taker or dispatcher, you are a vital link in the emergency response chain and the lifeline to responding officers. Consequently, you must educate yourself about the dangers they might face and how to best minimize those risks.

TOPICS COVERED:
• Felonious line of duty deaths
• High-risk crimes and incidents in progress
• Groups that target law enforcement
• Extremist and street gangs
• Dispatcher tactics to protect officers
• Officer safety in motor vehicle stops
• Officer safety in domestic violence calls
• Barricaded suspects and active shooters
• Radio dispatch procedures and etiquette
• Descriptive information gathering
• Critical incident stress debriefing

LEARN HOW TO:
• Recognize threats to officers
• Provide pre-arrival instructions™ for officers
• Identify potential “suicide by cop” scenarios

REGISTER NOW AS SEATING IS LIMITED

LOCATION: Held @ Plaquemines Admin & Training Facility 8022 Hwy 23 Belle Chasse To register call 203-779-7107

THIS FREE TRAINING IS SPONSORED BY
Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office, US Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of Louisiana , ROCIC and POWERPHONE

 



 

 

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Post Blast Investigator School (PBIS) Course

Date: March 20-24, 2017

Time:
                  8:00 am (Registration)
                  8:30 am (Opening Remarks)

 

Location:   Camp Villere (LANG)
                  Slidell, Louisiana

 

Who:   Attendees must be Investigators, Crime Scene
           Technicians, Laboratory Personnel, or
           Bomb Technicians

 

Cost:   Free

 

Limited Spaces Available

 

To register, contact Wendy Keller at 504/816-3352 or email: Wendy.Keller@ic.fbi.gov by COB, Friday, March 3, 2017.


 

FREE TRAINING

Preventing the Escape

“The Tactical Movement of the Prisoner”

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Preventing the Escape while moving your prisoner is an eight-hour presentation on the aspect of safely and securely transporting prisoners by land vehicle, both post arrest and from the lockup. The training includes a lecture, slide presentation, examples, videos and a case study. Participants will have a heightened awareness to the inherent dangers associated with transporting dangerous prisoners along with learning new innovations in techniques and hardware.

 

This 8-hour course of training is offered on 3 separate days:

 

Tuesday, March 21

Wednesday, March 22

Thursday, March 23

 

Time: 8am – 5pm

Registration – 7:30am

 

Location:

Belle Chasse Library

8442 Highway 23

Belle Chasse, LA 70037

 

SEATING IS LIMITED

 

Registration Contact:

Lieutenant Eric Becnel

504-934-6904

ebecnel@ppso.net

 

THIS FREE TRAINING IS SPONSORED BY

Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office, US Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of Louisiana , ROCIC and Central Christian College

 


 

Police / Community Engagement Meeting - PCAB

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Date: January 28, 2017

Time:  8:30 am

The Police-Community Advisory Board (PCAB) program promotes collaboration between the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) and community leaders. Each of the eight police districts in New Orleans has a PCAB board made up of seven resident volunteers who serve a two year term. Board members meet quarterly and make recommendations to NOPD on issues such as those listed below. PCABs do not have final decision making authority over NOPD finances, policies, or practices.

  • Public safety strategies
  • Operations
  • Resource deployment
  • Policies

 


 

Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents

Date: September 20, 2016               

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Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:   US Attorney’s Office Eastern District of LA (New Orleans)
                  650 Poydras  Street, Suite 1600
                  New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

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VALOR Essentials: Officer Safety, Wellness, and Resiliency Training

Date: July 12-14, 2016

Check-In:
                  7:00 am – 8:00 am, July 12
Training:
                  8:00 am – 5:00 pm, July 12
                  8:00 am – 5:00 pm, July 13
                  8:00 am – 12:00 Noon, July 14

Location:   US Attorney’s Office Eastern District of LA (New Orleans)
                  650 Poydras  Street, Suite 1600
                  New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Valor Fact Sheet
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We also provide information and resources through our LECC Newsletter, which is distributed quarterly.

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 and coordination as best you can; participate in LECC activities; make suggestions for good training; and, above all, help your fellow law enforcement officer.

 

Community Oriented Policing Services

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is the component within the U.S. Department of Justice dedicated to the concept that trust and mutual respect between police and the communities they serve is critical to public safety. This concept is the foundation of community policing and ensures that police and community stakeholders partner in solving our nation's crime challenges. Community policing is a law enforcement philosophy that focuses on community partnerships, problem-solving and organizational transformation. The COPS Office mission is to advance public safety through community policing.  Visit the Community Oriented Policing Services website.

Law Enforcement Technical Assistance and Training

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies. Because most of the responsibility for crime control and prevention falls to law enforcement officers in states, cities, and neighborhoods, the federal government can be effective in these areas only to the extent that it can enter into partnerships with these officers.  Visit the Office of Justice Programs website.

National Criminal Justice Reference

Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.  Visit the National Criminal Justice Reference Service website.

Bureau of Justice Assistance BJA's mission is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities. BJA supports programs and initiatives in the areas of law enforcement, justice information sharing, countering terrorism, managing offenders, combating drug crime and abuse, adjudication, advancing tribal justice, crime prevention, protecting vulnerable populations, and capacity building.  Visit the Bureau of Justice Assistance website.
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The National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) was established in June 2017 under the direction of Attorney General Jeff Sessions in response to President Trump’s Executive Order on a Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, which emphasizes the role of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in combating violent crime and states. PSP provides an innovative framework for DOJ to enhance its support of state, tribal, and local law enforcement officers and prosecutors in the investigation, prosecution, and deterrence of violent crime, especially crime related to gun violence, gangs, and drug trafficking. This approach serves as a platform for DOJ to directly engage with cities to identify and prioritize resources that will help local communities address their violent crime crises
 
Updated April 6, 2018

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