Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $167,124)
PSN requires each district to develop data-driven strategies to target enforcement efforts in locations with significant violent crime problems and against offenders who are driving the violence. District-based enforcement efforts must accomplish three goals: 1) identify the locations within the district that have the most significant issues with violence; 2) identify the offenders who are driving the violence in those areas; and 3) prosecute those offenders to provide the most certain and appropriate sanctions.
This is the key to our SOL strategy. Based on the data of who is driving the violence, we will identify the significant, violent offenders and target them. When we catch them, we will coordinate with our state prosecutor partners to ensure prosecution in the most appropriate venue. We will target the people committing the violence. This is “focused deterrence.” We will not roll out massive police saturations in on area, but rather go where the data takes us such as focusing on the SOL and on specific gangs or groups that drive the violence.
• Proposed Project Period: October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2024
• Geography: PSN Task Force has developed SOLs, Significant Offender Lists, throughout the district based specific criteria. Plan to have SOLs for Knoxville, Chattanooga, and the Tri-Cities of Bristol, Johnson City, and Kingsport
• Key Partners: The United States Attorney’s Office of the East District of Tennessee (USAO), Knoxville Police Department, Chattanooga Police Department, the Johnson City Police Department (“JCPD”), the Hamilton County District Attorney’s Office, the Knox County District Attorney’s Office, the 1st Judicial District Attorney’s Office, the 2nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (“TBI”), Tennessee Probation and Parole, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (“ATF”), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), the DEA, the United States Marshals Service (“USMS”), Homeland Security, and the United States Probation Office and State of Tennessee, Office of Criminal Justice Programs as Fiscal Agent (OCJP)