In my role, I have been aware of the need for improved collaboration and information sharing among federal, state, and local law enforcement partners. Although each agency was committed to resolving the murder problem in New Orleans, the lack of teamwork resulted in less than desired outcomes. By unifying the law enforcement agencies into Strategic Command, the total resources became greater than the sum of individual parts. More importantly, the Strategic Command provided structure and leadership to the law enforcement community. Over the course of the last four years, this comprehensive effort has resulted in the arrest and conviction of multiple gang members as well as individual offenders for committing the crime of murder. On a personal note, I am very proud to have been a part of this collaboration and look forward to more positive results in the future.