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Investigating and prosecuting gun related crimes in the State of Nevada.

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $174,972)

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 Nevada Department of Public Safety will use their FY07 PSN funds to target the increasing prevalence of illegal possession of firearms through Project EFFECT (Ex-Felon and Firearm Equals Conviction). The District will fund two firearms investigators in the target areas of Las Vegas and Reno and a conference presented by the Advisory Council for Nevada Prosecuting Attorneys Association to assist prosecutors dealing with firearm-related crimes.


Date Created: September 6, 2007