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FY 2023 Federal Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $177,100)


The District of Kansas (DOK) grant strategies will address criminal organizations through prevention, intervention, suppression/enforcement, and community engagement/outreach programs related to violent issues.  The specific violent crime issues addressed with the grant strategies will include gun, gang, drug, and domestic violence, with particular emphasis on juvenile violent crime.   Incidents of gun violence will focus on felons in possession of firearms, juveniles in possession of firearms, gang-related incidents, domestic violence, and drug-related incidents. A priority focal concern will be on shooting incidents and homicides involving a firearm. Successfully addressing violent crime in DOK requires reducing the violent crime associated with the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics and the distribution/possession of firearms among known felons. This grant funding will provide an opportunity to advance efforts from previous PSN grant years and build a stronger foundation to reduce violent crime in the DOK. The focus of 2023 PSN funds will be on the continued efforts PSN 2022 which includes efforts to reduce violent crime, acquire more licensing and/or purchase longer service agreements for software, obtain equipment needs for enforcement to gather evidence and intelligence for components of Real-Time Crime Centers and Risk-Terrain Modeling, and to continue to identify trigger pullers that can be proactively addressed with the NIBIN Enforcement Team and the NIBIN Support Officers. Funding will be used for overtime for the gang task force members and/or projects related to PSN goals including to support community engagement, proactive special assignments, gang intelligence, training, targeted enforcement for violent criminals, and apprehension. Additional needs such as equipment, supplies, marketing/awareness material/resources with juveniles and specifically the Juvenile Intervention Unit.  It will also provide resources with NIBIN entry to our regional WCGIC from the Southwestern part of the district and to send members of PSN Task Force Team to the 2023 PSN National Conference.

Service Area/Who will Benefit:

District of Kansas will continue direct their PSN efforts two specific target locations: City of Wichita Garden City, Kansas. These two locations were selected based upon of their above average violent crimes rates, their unique populations, and geographic locations.

Research Partner: Wichita State University Midwest Criminal Justice Institute

Other key partners: Wichita Police Department (WPD), Garden City Police Department (GCPD), Sedgwick County Corrections Division, Sedgwick Co. SO, ATF, FBI, DEA, US Marshals Service, Sedgwick Co. District Attorney’s Office, Finney Co. District Attorney’s Office, PPMC-WSU, and USAO-District of Kansas

Date Created: September 25, 2023