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Southern District of Ohio's FY 2007 PSN

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $332,339)

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 Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services plans to utilize the FY07 PSN funds to focus on prosecution, technology, and community outreach. The Southern District will fund the following initiatives: 1) The Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory will fund two analysts to enter firearm information into NIBIN and to attend the 2008 Association of Firearms and Toolmark Examiners annual training conference, and will purchase a new bullet recovery tank to analyze bullets and evidence for PSN cases; 2) Clark County will partially fund a new assistant prosecutor to coordinate federal and state firearm cases as well as send the assistant prosecutor to the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association annual training in Columbus and Sandusky; 3) The Columbus Division of Police will purchase a mobile NIBIN trailer, driver/technician, and related equipment to allow smaller area law enforcement agencies access to entering their seized weapons into NIBIN and will fund Crime Gun Solutions to conduct pre- and post-implementation tracking of various firearm-related measures; 4) The Dayton Police Department will fund officer overtime to expand investigations into crime guns and to conduct community outreach and 12 gun safety classes for the public; and 5) Hamilton County will hire an assistant prosecutor and Franklin County will fund a prosecutor, each to prosecute firearm-related cases.


Date Created: August 16, 2007