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
Project Safe Neighborhoods Training Announcement: Gangs in Schools: Prevention to Investigation
July 10, 2017, at the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. No cost to attend.
Project Safe Neighborhoods Training Announcement: Jail Gang Intelligence and Interviewing Techniques for Corrections and Law Enforcement
July 11, 2017, at the Pinellas County Jail in Clearwater, FL. No cost to attend.
In Harm's Way - Psychological Survival for Law Enforcement and First Responders
July 20, 2017, at the Institute of Public Safety in Tavares, FL, hosted by the Lake County Sheriff's Office. No cost to attend.
Project Safe Neighborhoods Training Announcement: Gangs and Guns - Making Your Firearms Cases More Prosecutable
July 27, 2017, at the St. Petersburg College Allstate Center. No cost to attend.
Destination Zero Conference
August 3 - 4, 2017, at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes.
The two-day, no-cost conference will offer law enforcement professionals from around the nation an opportunity to hear about successful and/or promising officer safety and wellness programs and meet the people who developed them.
Hosted by the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Prescription Opioids/Opiate Investigations and Overdose Response
August 7, 2017, at Polk State College in Winter Haven. No cost to attend.
Financial Crimes Training Conference
August 22 - 23, 2017, at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore Hotel. No cost to attend.
Advanced Investigative Strategies for Child Abduction Cases
September 26 - 29, 2017, at the Residence Inn by Marriott in Lutz. No cost to attend.
Presented by the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College
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