In the Western District of North Carolina, the Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (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; to identify and address current and emerging regional and national crime trends and threats; to provide leadership, guidance, and resources to support established training objectives for the district’s law enforcement community; and to provide advance planning and ensure cooperation in the event of a major incident in the district.
The LECC sponsors or co-sponsors no or low-cost training programs and seminars addressing subjects relevant to all levels of law enforcement officials. Training topics are wide-ranging and reflect current challenges and trends including but not limited to Hate Crimes, Officer Safety, Prescription Drugs, Anti-Gang Strategies, and Federal Discovery Best Practices.
In addition to training, LECC works to enhance coordination and cooperation among all law enforcement agencies. The Law Enforcement Coordinator is involved in a variety of programs and initiatives. These include Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN); the Governor’s Gang Task Force, Focused Deterrence, Weed and Seed, Anti-Violent Crime Initiatives, Anti-Bullying Initiatives, Community Outreach, and other community safety and crime prevention initiatives.