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Eastern District Project Safe Neighborhoods

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $172,025)

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 City of Knoxville will use their FY07 PSN funds to continue the leadership they've developed among law enforcement agencies in coordinating and focusing a consolidated effort to control the negative influence of violent crime, especially the effects of methamphetamine. The Eastern District of Tennessee will partially fund a Program Manager, Program Coordinator, and Curriculum Specialist at the Law Enforcement Innovation Center within the Regional Community Policing Institute at the University of Tennessee. These positions' responsibilities will include organizing efforts among the various partners, assisting with logistics, acting as support staff for regional Task Force meetings, fulfilling requests for technical assistance, and coordinating media distribution. The District will also fund media, public information, and outreach publication and distribution, and an annual three-day training conference for law enforcement and community agencies.


Date Created: September 6, 2007