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Office of Law Enforcement Coordination


“The most effective weapon against crime is cooperation…the efforts of all law enforcement agencies with the support and understanding of the American people.”

J. Edgar Hoover

In April 2002, the FBI’s Office of Law Enforcement Coordination (OLEC) was established to build bridges, create new partnerships, and strengthen and support existing relationships between the FBI and other federal agencies, as well as with state, local, tribal, and campus law enforcement; national and international law enforcement associations; and others within the law enforcement community. The OLEC serves as the FBI’s primary liaison for the law enforcement community, particularly law enforcement associations, representing the perspectives of chiefs, sheriffs, and law enforcement associations within the FBI. The OLEC manages outreach programs, including a police executive fellowship program; engages law enforcement partners seeking greater levels of engagement based on mutual law enforcement priorities; and serves as an information broker of FBI capabilities to include Bureau programs, resources, and services.

Liaison Activities


The OLEC maintains active relationships and meets regularly with executive boards of law enforcement associations, key members of federal agencies, and operational divisions within the FBI. The OLEC maintains these relationships to aid other federal, state, local, tribal, and campus law enforcement in upholding the law and protecting the United States from terrorism and criminal activities. The OLEC liaison contacts include, but are not limited to, the following:


Law Enforcement Associations
- International Association of Campus
_   Law Enforcement Administrators
- International Association of Chiefs of Police
- Major Cities Chiefs Association
- Major County Sheriff’s Association
- National Native American
_Law Enforcement Association
- National Sheriff’s Association

Federal Agencies
- Department of Homeland Security
- Department of Justice - Office of
_Community Oriented Policing Services
Department of Justice - Office of Justice Programs

FBI Divisions
- Counterterrorism Division
- Criminal Investigative Division
- Criminal Justice Information Services Division
- Critical Incident Response Group
- Cyber Division
- Directorate of Intelligence
- International Operations Division
- Laboratory Division
- Security Division
- Terrorist Screening Center
- Training Division
- Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate
Assistant Director Ronald Ruecker
Assistant Director Ronald Ruecker

On January 6, 2009, Ronald C. Ruecker was appointed FBI assistant director in charge of the OLEC. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Ruecker was the director of public safety for the city of Sherwood, Oregon after serving more than 31 years with the Oregon State Police, concluding his tenure there as superintendent. Mr. Ruecker also served as president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in 2008. Full bio


Contact Us

Let us know how we can help by contacting us as follows:

Assistant Director Ronald C. Ruecker
Office of Law Enforcement Coordination
Federal Bureau of Investigation
U.S. Department of Justice
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20535