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Louisiana Middle District Gun Violence Reduction Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
East Baton Rouge
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $93,862)

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 Baton Rouge will use their FY07 PSN funds to expand enforcement and to implement gun crime suppression strategies in the Middle District of Louisiana. The District will fund overtime for state and local officers assigned to the Middle Louisiana Capitol Area Fugitive Task Force and will award the Sheriff's Offices of Pointe Coupee, Ascension, Livingston, West Baton Rouge, and Iberville Parishes for implementation of gun crime reduction strategies. As a result of this funding strategy, the District hopes to achieve the following goals: 1) to continue Operation Eiger on a citywide basis in Baton Rouge and expand the service area to jurisdictions with emerging gun crime problems in East Baton Rouge Parish; 2) to engage the families of targeted youth and the larger community in a concerted effort to address the problems of hard-to-reach families and highest-risk youth; and 3) to continue progress in reducing gun crime in surrounding parishes.


Date Created: August 27, 2007