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Project Safe Neighborhood 2007 for Eastern District of Kentucky

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $117,450)

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 Lexington Fayette Urban County Government will utilize its FY07 PSN funds to combat the increase in armed drug trafficking, armed robberies and home invasions, firearm-related domestic violence, straw purchasing of firearms, and illegal aliens in possession of firearms who are believed to be involved in the increasing number of street gangs.

Specifically, the Eastern District of Kentucky will fund the following initiatives: 1) each local law enforcement agency and local prosecutor's office involved in Project Cease-Fire will receive in-depth training on the investigation and prosecution of firearm-related cases; 2) a competitive funding process will be conducted to fund overtime for various local and state law enforcement officers who are working with Federal law enforcement agencies conducting proactive criminal investigations involving violent crimes; 3) the Kenton, Fayette, Lincoln, Rockcastle, and Pulaski Counties will partially fund prosecutors with the Commonwealth Attorney's Offices to collaborate on Project Cease-Fire and prosecute Federal firearm-related cases; 4) manuals for the Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) program to be implemented in 10 schools will be printed; and 5) the media campaign will be continued and will consist of locally-produced PSAs to be aired on radio and television and a newspaper insert with a PSN message to run during National Safe Schools week.


Date Created: September 16, 2007