The Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC) was established on July 21, 1981 by order of the U.S. Attorney General.
The goal of the LECC is to improve cooperation and coordination among federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, thereby enhancing the overall effectiveness of the criminal justice system.
In the District of Maine, the Law Enforcement Coordinator (LEC) identifies training needs and coordinates the resources of the United States Attorney's Office with those of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, the Maine Sheiff's Association, and the Maine Chief's Association to meet those needs. This coordination helps maximize the effectiveness of the training and insures in-service credits for law enforcement personnel.
The LEC Manager meets regularly with the following groups.
• The Maine Chiefs of Police Association Executive Board
• Maine Sheriff’s Association
• Maine Justice Assistance Council which distributes the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds and VAWA funds
• Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Advisory Board (represents the U.S. Attorney)
• Federal Law Enforcement Liaison Group
The LEC also sponsors or co-sponsors no-cost or low-cost seminars addressing various subjects pertinent to federal, state and local law enforcement officials. Topics include asset forfeiture and equitable sharing, gang activities, clandestine laboratories, OCDETF investigations and prosecutions, and other contemporary issues.