Working Together for a Safer America
In April 2002, the FBI’s Office of Law Enforcement Coordination (OLEC) was established to build bridges, create new partnerships, and strengthen and support existing relationships between the FBI and other federal agencies, as well as with state, local, tribal, and campus law enforcement; national and international law enforcement associations; and others within the law enforcement community. The OLEC serves as the FBI’s primary liaison for the law enforcement community, particularly law enforcement associations, representing the perspectives of chiefs, sheriffs, and law enforcement associations within the FBI. The OLEC manages outreach programs, including a police executive fellowship program; engages law enforcement partners seeking greater levels of engagement based on mutual law enforcement priorities; and serves as an information broker of FBI capabilities to include Bureau programs, resources, and services.
Champion for Law Enforcement Collaboration
On January 6, 2009, Ronald C. Ruecker was appointed to the position of FBI assistant director in charge of the OLEC. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Ruecker was the director of public safety for the city of Sherwood, Oregon after serving more than 31 years with the Oregon State Police, concluding his tenure there as superintendent. Mr. Ruecker also served as president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in 2008.
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