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Vermont PSN 2007

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $74,203)

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 Vermont Department of Public Safety will use FY07 PSN funds to combat the rapid rise in armed robberies related to the illegal drug trade. Specifically, the District will continue to fund: 1) a State Police Liaison, who acts as a conduit to all Vermont police officers, ATF, and the U.S. Attorney's Office; and 2) training on federal gun laws and investigation for State Police detectives, in order to increase gun crime awareness and case referrals for court prosecution. The Liaison will also continue the successful coordination with the Anti-Gang Initiative by arranging for and conducting trainings, monitoring and participating in gun crime investigations, and organizing and directing the Anti-Gang Initiative intelligence gathering investigations related to the District's correctional system and facilities.


Date Created: September 6, 2007