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PSN Texas Southern District

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $481,581)

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.

Sam Houston State University will use their FY07 PSN funds to target gun crime in the Southern District of Texas. The District will fund the following programs: 1) Texas Office of the Attorney General will produce interactive CD ROMs and for travel to sustain the Train the Trainers project for their Consequences crime prevention curriculum, targeted at middle and high school students; 2) Corpus Christi Police Department will continue to fund a Firearms Examiner as well as to provide additional training, in order to increase the number of gun crimes solved; 3) Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force will fund overtime for Houston, Victoria, Corpus Christi, Brownsville, McAllen, and Laredo officers to continue their investigation of felony gun possession and felony warrants; 4) Harris County Juvenile Probation Department will provide gender-sensitive, bi-lingual intervention and aftercare counseling service to female offenders; 5) Houston Police Department Firearms Laboratory will fund an after-hours imaging program and staff training; 6) Houston Police Department's Fondren Division will fund overtime for officers to coordinate citizen/suspect interviews, to work with crime analysts to trace guns, and to educate the community; 7) Houston Police Department's Westside Division will fund overtime for officers to investigate and attack the gun crime problem; and 8) Pasadena Police Department will support a Firearms Examiner for their crime laboratory.


Date Created: September 5, 2007