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The Ogden/Weber Project Safe Neighborhoods Task Force Project

Award Information

Award #
15PBJA-22-GG-00837-GUNP
Location
Awardee County
Weber
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2022
Total funding (to date)
$155,744
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $155,744)

The Project Safe Neighborhood Task Force is an enforcement project whose efforts are based on data developed by the Area Tactical Analysis Center (ATAC). The project area was developed based on crime data from the ATAC. The area encompasses 5.25 square miles containing a residential population of 22,069. Our goals and objectives are to mitigate the severity and frequency of gang offenses by focusing additional enforcement efforts on documented gang members. This includes gang members on parole and probation, actively being investigated for violent crimes, and gang leaders in the project area. Enforcement strategies will be evidence-based and supported by the ATAC.
 

Category

2018

2019

2020

2021

Totals

Homicides

6

3

1

1

11

Agg Assaults

112

93

134

145

484

Robberies

48

27

38

45

158

Shots Fired

125

67

102

112

406

Rape

36

45

35

34

150

Drug Possession

1054

962

792

1077

3885

Poss. w/Intent

82

123

95

120

420

Drug Distribution

82

73

75

63

293

Weapons Offenses

241

199

219

247

906

Firearms Seized

57

81

95

135

368

Gang Offenses

53

53

29

38

173

 

3914

3745

3635

4038

7254

 
The enforcement efforts are primarily completed by the Ogden Police Department, which is assisted by the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, Utah Department of Adult Parole and Probation, the South Ogden Police Department, the Utah Department of Public Safety, the United States Attorney’s Office, and the Weber County Attorney’s Office. Gang and violent crime lead to the destabilization of neighborhoods. Therefore, cases are developed on gang “Shot Callers” and career violent criminals. These cases are investigated and screened for federal charges, which include drug charges and restricted persons in possession of firearms cases. Individuals charged with federal offenses must meet strict guidelines for prosecution. The cases against these offenders and gang organizations are screened and filed by Special United States Attorney’s Office.

 

Funding is allocated to support enforcement, DNA testing, and prosecution, in partnership with the United Way of Northern Utah. A crime analyst in the ATAC completes regular reviews of crime trends in the project area, state and federal prison releases, and most-wanted lists.

 

Camera technology in the PSN area is critical to success. Overt, Covert, and ALPR camera technology is deployed in the area to enhance our ability to gather intelligence and aid in stabilizing neighborhoods.

Date Created: September 28, 2022