The mission of the Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC) is to facilitate and promote coordination, communication, and cooperation among local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in the Northern District of Mississippi by providing them with resources, information, training, and technical assistance. For example, LECC provides Mississippi post-certified training seminars and classes, access to Department of Justice grant information, and administration of the equitable sharing program, which provides funding to law enforcement agencies that participate in federal forfeiture programs. The LECC also participates and aids in implementing community based anti-drug and anti-violence programs , such as Project Safe Childhood, Project Safe Neighborhoods, and The Small Town Crime Initiative.
The United States Attorney’s Office, through the LECC program, plays an important role in helping state and local law enforcement agencies gain access to federal resources. Local law enforcement agencies frequently ask for information on available grants.
With the exception of funding for community policing, all Department of Justice grants are administered by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP). The primary component for OJP funding of law enforcement programs is the Bureau of Justice Assistance Information. It concerns grant funding for community-oriented police officers and related initiatives and can be found at the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).
The LECC and the Anti Terrorism Advisory Committee work together with the United States Attorney’s office to disseminate terrorism-related information to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies concerning new federal initiatives, policy changes, and current threats.
The LECC program is known throughout the country for its excellent training courses, particularly in the areas of terrorism, traffic search and seizure, criminal investigation, narcotics, illegal firearms trafficking, and internet crimes against children.