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NH Project Safe Neighborhoods program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $94,452)

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a nationwide commitment to reducing gun crime, links existing local programs together and provides them with necessary tools. PSN 1) takes a hard line against gun criminals, using every available means to create safer neighborhoods; 2) seeks to achieve heightened coordination among federal, state, and local law enforcement; and 3) emphasizes tactical intelligence gathering, more aggressive prosecutions, and enhanced accountability through performance measures. The United States Attorney in each federal judicial district will lead the offensive. The fiscal agent, in coordination with the PSN Task Force, will allocate funds throughout the community.

The New Hampshire Department of Justice will utilize their FY07 PSN funds to enhance the District's ability to investigate and prosecute firearm-related crimes. As gun and gang crimes and actors are often related, the PSN program will work in conjunction with the Anti-Gang Initiative to meet this end. The goals of the District will be accomplished by hiring and maintaining two positions, a PSN Prosecutor at the Hillsborough County Attorney's Office who is also deputized as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and a PSN Investigator at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department who is also deputized with the U.S. Marshals, dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of firearm-related crimes at both the State and Federal levels.


Date Created: September 6, 2007