In 1981, the U.S. Attorney General’s Task Force on Violent Crime, a bipartisan group of distinguished national criminal justice experts tasked with examining the needs of federal, state and local law enforcement, recommended that the Attorney General establish a forum to enhance communication at all levels of law enforcement. The Attorney General acted on the recommendation and formed the Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC) for the purpose of improving coordination and cooperation among law enforcement agencies and to enhance the effectiveness of the criminal justice system within a federal district.
The Northern District of Texas LECC provides a district-wide network of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies committed to cooperation and coordination. The LECC’s mission is to foster effective communication and cooperation among the district’s local, state and federal law enforcement agencies on the Department’s high priority initiatives, to identify and address current and emerging regional and national crime trends and threats, and to provide leadership, guidance, and resources to support established training objectives for the district’s law enforcement community.
The LECC program encompasses five component areas:
- Violence, Gangs and Drugs
- Law Enforcement Training
- Grant Assistance
- Community Outreach
- Special Initiatives
- Project Safe Neighborhoods
- Project Safe Childhood
- National Security
- North Texas Human Trafficking Task Force