The concept of a Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC) was formed in 1981 and is a permanent cornerstone of joint federal, state, and local law enforcement efforts. The goal is for the LECC is to improve cooperation and coordination among law enforcement groups, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of the criminal justice system. Because the Middle District of Florida includes a large geographic area as well as a vast population base, joint training and networking of all levels of law enforcement is key.
The focus of the LECC Program is directly related to the vision and desires of the United States Attorney, as well as direction from the Department of Justice.
LECC membership in the Middle District of Florida is available to any local, state, or federal law enforcement agency, the military, state attorneys, and local units of government. Evidence of cooperation and team work among local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies can be seen in the numerous joint investigations and operations throughout the District.
The LECC Program encompasses eight component areas:
- Law Enforcement Training
- Technical Assistance
- Violence, Gangs, and Drugs
- Community Outreach
- Public Relations
- Task Force Support
- Asset Forfeiture (Community Assistance)
- Special Initiatives
- Project Safe Childhood
- Project Safe Neighborhoods
- Hate Crimes Working Group
- Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative(CAGI)
- Ex-Offender Re-Entry
Upcoming Training Opportunities
In Harm's Way: Psychological Survival for Law Enforcement and First Responders
Monday, March 6, 2017, at the University of Tampa. No cost to attend.
Project Safe Neighborhoods Training Announcement: San Bernardino Terrorist Attacks - Lessons Learned
Friday, February 24, 2017, at the St. Petersburg College Allstate Center. No cost to attend.
Pharmaceutical Crime - Tools for the Street
This course is designed to help street patrol officers/new detectives understand the scope of the problem, recognize the types of crimes that may be encountered, how to respond to the scene, awareness of associated evidence, interview techniques, and documentation to further an investigation for a successful prosecution.
Project Safe Neighborhoods Training Announcement: Basic Undercover Narcotics Tactics
This weeklong class is offered March 27 - 31, 2017, at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Falkenburg Road Jail Assembly Room in Tampa. No cost to attend.
Project Safe Neighborhoods Training Announcement: Dynamics of Officer/Citizen Encounters
Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the St. Petersburg College Allstate Center. No cost to attend.
Project Safe Neighborhoods Training Announcement: "My C.I.," Cultivating and Effectively Handling Confidential Informants
Wednesday, May 25, 2017, at the St. Petersburg College Allstate Center. No cost to attend.
Project Safe Neighborhoods Training Announcement: Gang Combat Dynamics - A Zero-Tolerance Approach to Gangs
June 20-21, 2017, at the St. Petersburg College Allstate Center. No cost to attend.
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