The Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee sponsors and co-sponsors training seminars for federal, state and local law enforcement agencies addressing a variety of subjects.
The United States Attorney’s office for the Western District of Kentucky is committed to the safety and well-being of our children and has placed a high priority on protecting and combating sexual exploitation of minors. Initiated in May 2006, Project Safe Childhood (PSC) is the Justice Department’s primary initiative aimed at preventing, investigating and prosecuting violations of child sexual exploitation and related obscenity laws. Advances in technology over the past two decades have provided child sexual predators with new means of stalking and victimizing children. This office is committed to improving public awareness and aggressively prosecuting those who would sexually abuse children.
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun and gang crime in America by networking existing local programs that target gun and gun crime and providing these programs with additional tools necessary to be successful. PSN was launched in 2001 and relies on a strategy of comprehensive and coordinated enforcement and deterrence efforts that are community based.
The mission of the U.S. Attorney’s Heroin Education Action Team (USA HEAT) is to reduce the growing harm to Kentucky families and communities caused by heroin/opiate abuse by increasing community understanding of this epidemic. USA HEAT is a partnership between the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky and families who have lost a loved one to opiate overdose. These courageous moms, dads, brothers, sisters and children share their story in order to help others avoid the grief of losing a family member to a drug overdose.
Victims of crime may experience feelings of confusion, frustration, fear and anger. The United States Attorneys Office for the Western District of Kentucky and the Victim Witness Unit is dedicated to making sure that victims of federal crimes and their family members are treated with compassion, fairness and respect.
The Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC), as mandated by the U.S. Attorney General, is an umbrella organization of local, state and federal agencies, as well as representatives from the private sector, that coordinates activities, develops policy, and implements strategic plans to combat terrorism in the Western District of Kentucky. It also coordinates with the other ATACs around the nation.
Members of the armed forces make great sacrifices in order to protect our nation. Recognizing these sacrifices, Congress has enacted a number of laws specifically designed to protect the civil rights of service members, both while they are on active duty and after they return to civilian life. These laws ensure that service members will be able to vote while they are stationed overseas, return to their civilian employment after completing their service and have certain civil financial protections while on active duty. Legal Rights For Deployed Service Members