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 (PSN)
- Tampa Bay PSN Task Force
- Civil Rights Working Group
- Ex-Offender Re-Entry
- Elder Justice
Upcoming Training Opportunities
Child Sex Trafficking
Presented by the Florida Sheriffs Institute in partnership with the Fox Valley Technical College and the Florida Attorney General's Office.
Tuition-free, grant-funded training for law enforcement investigators, patrol officers, and social service providers.
Effective Strategies for Communicating with People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Others with Access and Functional Needs
August 26 - 27, 2019, at the Volusia County Emergency Management in Daytona Beach.
No cost to attend.
Basic Undercover Narcotics Tactics
September 9 -13, 2019, hosted by Criminal Justice Academy of Osceola (Kissimee)
Tuition-free Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Training Course, training provided through FL National Guard Counterdrug Training Program.
Problem Solving for the Community Policing Officer and Citizen
September 20, 2019, hosted by the Tampa Police Department at FDLE's Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center. No cost to attend.
Beyond the Power and Control Model: Understanding Pathological Love Relationships
September 20, 2019, at Florida State College at Jacksonville Downtown Campus
No cost to attend, project supported by Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs. Sponsored by St. Petersburg College, Center for Public Safety Innovation and FL Office of Attorney General.