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Project Safe Neighborhoods - Northern District of Indiana

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $163,499)

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 Indiana Criminal Justice Institute plans to use FY07 PSN funding to target four metropolitan areas in the Northern District. Three information sharing programs will be developed and/or enhanced and will be linked to each other and to the RISS network. The Project DISARM Task Force will focus on investigating and apprehending offenders in the target areas using both PSN funding for overtime and existing operational task forces and resources. Additionally, a District-wide Training and Technical Assistance Program for state and local law enforcement will be developed and will provide training on crime analysis/mapping technology, firearms enforcement, crime scene processing, and school resource officer gun violence reduction strategies, including the Pledge Against Gun Violence program for youth.


Date Created: September 5, 2007