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Violent Crime Coordinating Council


The 2010 Minnesota Legislature established the Violent Crimes 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:


Meeting Schedules and Minutes

Subcommittee Meetings

•    Governance Subcommittee – December 3, 2015, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office
•    Professional Standards Subcommittee – December 9, 2015, 9 a.m.- 10 a.m. Department of Corrections
•    Community Engagement Subcommittee – December 9, 2015, 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. Department of Corrections

Next Full Council Meeting - Dec 9, 2015, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Minnesota Department of Corrections, Pung Conference Room

Next Executive Committee Meeting: Jan. 13, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.

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


Meetings Minutes

   8-12-15 VCCC Minutes           2-11-15 VCCC Minutes.pdf                           

   6-10-15 VCCC Minutes.pdf     12-10-14 VCCC Minutes.pdf   

   4-8-15 VCCC Minutes.pdf       10-8-14 VCC Minutes.pdf 



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. 2015 VCCC Member List and Committee Structure

Reports                                 For More Information:

  • 2014 VCCC Annual Report.pdf                            Kristin Lail - State Program Administrator
  • 2013 VCCC Annual Report.pdf                            Office of Justice Programs                     
    2012 VCCC Annual Report.pdf                            445 Minnesota Street #2300         
  • 2011 VCCC Annual Report.pdf                            St. Paul, MN 55101          
  • Task Force Audits                                                651-201-7322  



Information on VCET grants can be found here.