First Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Giorno
Purpose - The purpose of the Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC) is to improve cooperation and coordination among law enforcement groups, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of the criminal justice system. Today, each of the 93 United States Attorneys has an LECC in place, consisting of federal, state and local agencies involved in district law enforcement. The LECC membership in the Western District of Virginia consists of over 400 members which are included in various mailings from the U.S. Attorney's Office throughout the year on upcoming training, significant events, proposed legislation, and other areas of law enforcement concern. The LECC program has become a permanent cornerstone of joint federal, state and local law enforcement efforts.
Funding Resources - The U.S. Attorney's Office serve as a grants and funding resource to our law enforcement and community partners. Read More
Training - Our office routinely brings state of the art meaningful training to our partners in the community. Some of the topics have included legal, officer safety, anti-terrorism, investigations, grant writing, gang prevention and others. Read More
History - In the summer of 1981, the Attorney General's Task Force on Violent Crime specifically recommended that each United States Attorney establish a Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC). The bi-partisan Task Force included eight distinguished national criminal justice experts who closely examined federal, state and local law enforcement needs. The recommendation to establish LECCs came as a direct result of the group's finding that federal, state and local law enforcement cooperation was crucial, but that cooperation nationwide was uneven, ranging from nonexistent to good. The Attorney General of the United States quickly responded to the Task Force recommendations and on July 21, 1981, issued an order instructing every United States Attorney to establish a Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee in his/her district.