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Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee

The United States Attorney's Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC) consists of the federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in the District of New Jersey. The goal of this office is to improve cooperation and coordination among law enforcement groups, along with community-based efforts concerning crime issues. Each of the 93 United States Attorney's Offices has designated an LECC program to facilitate and to design responses that will result in positive criminal justice outcomes.

New Jersey is highly populated with large clusters of urban areas that are policed by numerous agencies. To better serve the district, the District of New Jersey has two Law Enforcement Coordinators; one in the north and one in the south. Each focuses in his own vicinage and networks together to combine the efforts and resources of all law enforcement agencies statewide. Therefore, the District of New Jersey has several collaborations in key areas. These efforts are comprised of law enforcement representatives from federal, state, and local agencies, including an Assistant United States Attorney. They meet either bi-weekly or monthly as needed to discuss operations, prosecution, identify concerns, and improve services to the community. The focus is the reduction of violent crime and all it entails including illegal firearms, and the dismantling of criminal drug organizations. Additionally the PSN Task Force/Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee meets quarterly to discuss progress statewide and to advise as needed.

The LECs act as a central repository for daily federal intelligence and distribute federal intelligence and advisories to local law enforcement statewide. This intelligence is also picked up by others who forward it to the spheres of influence as well. This distribution also includes officer safety advisories and training notices in the region.

The LECs plan, facilitate and sponsor training for the law enforcement community statewide. These trainings cover many areas of interest, including terrorism, intelligence sharing, asset forfeiture, Project Safe Neighborhoods, identity theft, and others. Corporate entities and community leaders are welcome in these training unless specified otherwise due to the nature of the intelligence being shared. The training is conducted in sponsorship with state and local agencies by design staying consistent with our model of building partnerships.

The LEC duties include:

Serve as an advisor to the United States Attorney and District Staff on matters specific to his/her working capacity and expertise.

Serve as liaison/contact person for the United States Attorney with law enforcement and government agencies at the local, county, state and federal levels, community representatives, and service and professional organizations.

On behalf of the United States Attorney, elicit information, guidance and support from local, county, state and federal authorities and negotiate utilization of allied resources.

Speak to a variety of government, public, civic, industry and special interest groups about the US Attorney’s Office sponsored programs and related issues.

Make recommendations regarding the formation of special investigative groups or task forces.

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The LECC Program for the District of New Jersey has the following two contacts.

Peter Fox
Law Enforcement Coordinator North
District Office Security Manager
US Attorney's Office
970 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 645-2700 Office

Updated January 12, 2016