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Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN)

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $82,907)

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 Alaska State Troopers will utilize their FY07 PSN funds to address the gun crime problem in the District of Alaska. These funds will continue to support an Assistant District Attorney with the Alaska Department of Law, who is cross-designated as an Assistant US Attorney, dedicated to prosecuting firearm-related cases. The goals for the District are twofold: 1) In urban areas the goal is to aggressively prosecute firearm crimes in order to get violent offenders and weapons off the street, and 2) In rural areas the goals are primarily education and prevention, however, in order to combat witness intimidation, firearm cases in rural Alaska will be prosecuted with the intent of sending a deterrence message.


Date Created: September 6, 2007