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
U.S. Secret Service Anti-Terrorism Conference - Orlando
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Valencia College School of Public Safety Auditorium in Orlando. No cost to attend. Law enforcement only.
U.S. Secret Service Anti-Terrorism Conference - Tampa
Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry Campus in Tampa. No cost to attend. Law enforcement only.
In Harm's Way - Psychological Survival for Law Enforcement and First Responders
Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the Citrus County Public Safety Center in Inverness. No cost to attend. Space is limited.
Improving Investigations for Law Enforcement and Investigators
Tuesday, May 23, 2017, or Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (Same one-day class offered on two different dates.)
Location: Lee County Port Authority's Airport Training and Conference Center in Fort Myers.
No cost to attend. Law enforcement only.
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.
Prescription Opioids/Opiate Investigations and Overdose Response
June 9, 2017, at the Pasco County Administration Building in Land O' Lakes. 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.
- BJA Newsletter:Bureau of Justice Assistance
- NCJRS Newsletter: National Criminal Justice Reference Service
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