LCLE to meet Nov. 19-20 in Bossier

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The Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement (LCLE) will host its quarterly statewide meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bossier City, Nov. 19-20, 2014.Seal_of_Louisiana_large

The LCLE is a statewide organization whose mission is to promote public safety by providing progressive leadership and coordination within the criminal justice community and to continue to improve the operations of the criminal justice community. This meeting will bring together law enforcement leaders and representatives from every parish in the state.

The LCLE provides a forum for all elements of the criminal justice system to come together in common cause and to develop policy infrastructure and multi-agency programs which serve the needs of a wide range of criminal justice organizations. LCLE programs support proven, critical, or innovative operational initiatives through grants administered by the agency, promote the highest professional and ethical standards in law enforcement through high quality training programs, and provide quality services to the criminal justice community and victims of crime within the framework of state and federal law and policy.

LCLE meeting co-hosts are District Attorney J. Schuyler Marvin (Bossier and Webster Parishes), District Attorney Charles R. Scott (Caddo Parish), Sheriff Steve Prator (Caddo Parish) and Sheriff Julian C. Whittington (Bossier Parish). The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau assisted with logistical support in securing the host venue for this statewide meeting.

Advisory board and committee meetings will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 19 and the LCLE meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20.

During the meeting, LCLE will bring together government officials, nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups, business and social service representatives, law enforcement agencies and officers who are involved in crime prevention at the state, federal and local levels. Grant funding will be awarded for state and local initiatives for law enforcement programs, community and faith-based programs.