In the summer of 1981, the Attorney General's Task Force on Violent Crime recommended that each United States Attorney establish a Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC). The bi-partisan Task Force included eight distinguished national criminal justice experts who closely examined federal, state, and local law enforcement needs. The recommendation to establish LECCs came as a direct result of the group's finding that local law enforcement cooperation was crucial, but that cooperation nationwide was uneven.
The Attorney General responded to the Task Force recommendations, and on July 21, 1981, issued an order instructing each United States Attorney to establish an LECC. Each committee has a U.S. Attorney's Office staff member as its coordinator. Today, all United States Attorneys' Offices have an LECC consisting of federal, state, and local agencies involved in district law enforcement. The goal of these committees is to improve cooperation and coordination among law enforcement groups, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of the criminal justice system. The LECC program has become a cornerstone of joint federal, state and local law enforcement efforts.
Contact: Kim Nerheim, LECC Coordinator, Phone: (312) 353-5489