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Project Safe Neighborhood Gun Violence Reduction - Middle District of Florida

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $583,465)

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 Florida Department of Law Enforcement will use their FY07 PSN funds to support the Middle District's commitment to reduce gun violence in Florida. The District will fund the following initiatives: 1) a full-time crime analyst position with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office to work on the Operation Safe Streets program in Duval County; 2) the Jacksonville Mayor's Office will hire an Assistant State Attorney for the 4th Judicial Circuit in Duval County, who will be responsible for prosecuting firearm-related cases, assisting with inter-agency training of law enforcement officers, and participating in inter-agency collaboration meetings; 3) the Florida State Attorney's Office 13th Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County will fund a full-time Assistant State Attorney to prosecute firearm-related cases; and 4) a collaborative project headed by the Fort Myers Police Department (FMPD) and including the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and the State Attorney's Office (SAO) ' 20th Judicial Circuit in Lee County will provide a united front against gun crime in the area through the funding of overtime for FMPD, a full-time probation officer from DJJ, and a part-time prosecutor at the SAO, as well as electronic monitoring of juveniles with firearms offenses.


Date Created: August 21, 2007