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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, April 14, 2021 from 10a.m.- 11​:00a.m.​

Online Conference Call via Microsoft TEAMS

Please contact Kristin.Lail@state.mn.us for Outlook meeting invitation.​​

Next VCCC Executive Committee Meeting: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.          ​       

Online Conference Call via Microsoft TEAMS​

Please contact Kristin.Lail@state.mn.us for Outlook meeting invitation.​​​

Meetings 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. 2020 Membership List and Committee Structure​​.

Reports                                 For More Information


                                                                         Kristin.Lail@state.mn.us / VCCC.minn@state.mn.us 


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