In 1981, the United States Attorney General's Task Force on Violent Crime studied national law enforcement needs and recommended that each United States Attorney establish a Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC), consisting of federal, state, and local law enforcement. This recommendation was made with the objective of facilitating and promoting coordination, communication, and cooperation among federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
In each U.S. Attorney's Office, the position of LECC Coordinator was established. This individual, under the direction of the United States Attorney, develops training and informational programs for law enforcement officers and prosecutors; acts as an information resource on federal laws and programs; and functions as a liaison between components of the Justice Department and local law enforcement agencies.
The focus of the LECC program includes national priorities, such as addressing terrorism, firearms crimes, and narcotics trafficking, as well as local priorities which address the needs of the district.
In the Western District of Wisconsin, LECC efforts have included statewide and regional conferences on counter terrorism, tribal crime issues, internet crimes against children, responding to drug endangered children, violent crime issues, and many other topics.