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Project Safe Neighborhood Gun Violence Reduction - North District of Florida

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $133,310)

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 utilize FY07 PSN funds to maintain the most critical components in the Northern District's PSN strategy. The fiscal agent, in coordination with the PSN Task Force, will allocate the funds throughout the community to further the initiative in the District.

Projects funded with PSN funds will be used to address the increase of firearm-related murders, aggravated assaults, and manslaughter. Focus will be applied to these crimes and the locations where they are most prevalent. Specifically, they will fund: 1) Gainesville Police Department, which will develop criminal intelligence information, prevent firearm-related offenses, and assist with firearm-related investigations, while also including a community outreach campaign; and 2) Alachua County Sheriff's Office for an Intelligence Deputy to analyze gun crimes for contribution to the Violent Gun Crime Database and to coordinate a regional summit with law enforcement agencies to create a regional strategic plan targeting gun violence.


Date Created: July 26, 2007