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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Violent Crime Coordinating Council


The 2010 Minnesota Legislature established the Violent Crime Coordinating Council to provide guidance related to the investigation and prosecution of gang and drug crime.  The council provides direction and oversight to the multijurisdictional Violent Crime Enforcement Teams (VCETs) located throughout the state.

The council’s primary duty is to “develop an overall strategy to ameliorate the harm caused to the public by gang and drug crime within the state of Minnesota."


Statutory authority for the Violent Crime Coordinating Council can be found here:


2010 Minnesota Statute 299.642  


Meeting Schedules and Minutes


Next Violent Crimes Coordinating Council:
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Minnesota Department of Corrections, 1450 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN 55108 – Pung Conference Room, 2nd Floor ​

Next VCCC Executive Committee Meeting: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.         

Conference call accessible at MN Dept. of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs; 445 Minnesota Street, Suite 2300

Meetings Minutes

8-8-18 Meeting Canceled



The Council is composed of 19 voting members, including four citizen members and 15 members representing federal, state and local law enforcement and prosecution agencies. 2019 Membership List and Committee Structure​.

Reports                                 For More Information





Information on VCET grants can be found here. ​​​​