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Louisville Metro PSN Task Force

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $132,827)

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 Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government will utilize their FY07 PSN funds to enhance accountability by providing consistency and aggressive enforcement of existing laws governing the illegal possession or use of a firearm through the Western District of Kentucky's Project Backfire. The Jefferson County Attorney's Office will partially fund a Project Backfire prosecutor and a Project Backfire coordinator. Additionally, the District will fund law enforcement overtime to allow selected agencies to implement enhanced policing initiatives.


Date Created: September 5, 2007