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On September 11, 1982, President Ferdinand E Marcos signed Executive Order (EO) No. 829 ordering the creation of the Law Enforcement Coordinating Committees (LECCs) at the national, regional, and provincial levels of the Peace and Order Council (POC) to serve as venue for the coordination of all law enforcement activities of various law enforcement agencies;
The creation of the LECCs abolished the National Committee on Anti-Organized Crime (NCAOC) that was established pursuant to Letter of Instruction No. 824 in 1979; and
The functions, duties, responsibilities, and instrumentalities of NCAOC were absorbed by the POC created pursuant to Executive Order No. 727 in 1981.
Serves as a venue for the coordination of all law enforcement activities of various government law enforcement agencies to ensure unified direction and integration of effort throughout the country in the suppression of criminal activities on a day-to-day basis, particularly at the operating levels.
- Serves as forum for dialogues and coordination among the government agencies/entities engaged in the enforcement of general and special laws;
- Coordinates policies/procedures in order to facilitate cooperation and integration of effort among member-agencies and insure a unified direction in the suppression of criminal activities;
- Identify priority areas for coordinated/joint law enforcement activities;
- Prepare and submit to the Chairman POC for consideration/ implementation of basic strategies/plans which shall outline the law enforcement facet of the peace and order campaign, as well as delineate policies and thrusts in the effective implementation of law enforcement functions.