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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 9, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.          ​       

In-person at the Minnesota BCA, 1430 Maryland Avenue, St. Paul or
Online via WebEx
Please contact Kristin.Lail@state.mn.us for Outlook meeting invitation.​​​

Next VCCC Executive Committee Conference Call:​

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.          ​       

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


Meeting Minutes


2-10-2021 Minutes

12-9-2020 Minutes​

10-14-20 Minutes​

8-12-20 Minutes

6-10-20 Minutes​

2-12-20 Minutes​ 

12-11-19 Minutes

10-9-19 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. ​​​​​​​​​​​​