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North Texas Crime Commission FY2007 PSN Grant

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $423,706)

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 North Texas Crime Commission will use Fiscal Year 2007 PSN funds to focus on guns, gangs, and violent crimes as they relate to the safety and welfare of the community. The Northern District will fund the following law enforcement initiatives: 1) overtime for the Fort Worth, Dallas, and Arlington Police Departments to continue and expand drug, gang, and gun saturation patrols; 2) overtime for Fort Worth officers to maintain participation in the FTWPD ATF Task Force, which targets violent gangs and repeat offenders through proactive investigations; and 3) overtime for two Arlington officers to participate in the Dallas/Fort Worth Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (DFW FAST).

The District will also fund the following outreach and prevention initiatives: 1) partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Arlington, the Police Athletic League will conduct three-week long summer camps for youth who will be provided with leadership training, drugs and gang prevention strategies, and positive life choices, and who will be followed up monthly for the entire school year with the SRO in their respective middle schools; 2) the South Dallas and Pleasant Grove Weed and Seed sites will provide life skills training, youth leadership and mentoring, gang and truancy prevention programs, gang awareness programs for parents, gun safety awareness classes, and intensive programming for youth and parents; and 3) the Safe City Commission will partner with a vendor to expand upon the current PSN media outreach campaign, mailing drug, gang, and gun prevention and deterrence materials to households in the target area.


Date Created: August 21, 2007