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PSN iniative to prosecute gun crimes and gang activity thereby creating safer neighborhoods.

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $103,818)

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.

Arkansans for a Safer Arkansas will utilize their FY07 PSN funds to target Sebastian, Washington, and Benton Counties, which have experienced significant population growth and a concurrent increase in violent gang- and firearm-related crime. The Western District will fund police officers to attend various national and regional trainings on gang recognition and effective arrest procedures, and a gun safety and anger resolution education program for elementary-aged youth.


Date Created: September 5, 2007