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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, October 13, 2021 10:00 AM – 2 PM          ​        ​

With VCET Advisory Board Chairs     

Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, Water Patrol Station
5 South Owasso Boulevard, St. Paul
(Note that there is no virtual option for this meeting)

Next VCCC Executive Committee Conference Call:​

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM       ​       

Online via Microsoft TEAMS
Please contact Kristin.Lail@state.mn.us for Outlook meeting invitation.​​​


Meeting Minutes

6-9-21 Minutes

5-12-21 Minutes​​​

2-10-21 Minutes​

12-9-20 Minutes​

10-14-20 Minutes​

8-12-20 Minutes

6-10-20 Minutes​

2-12-20 Minutes​ ​



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. 2021 Membership List and Committee Structure​​​.





Kristin Lail - State Program Administrator              ​           
Office of Justice Programs                                                                                                                 
445 Minnesota Street #2300                                                                                                             
St. Paul, MN 55101 ​   
Kristin.Lail@state.mn.us / VCCC.minn@state.mn.us 




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