Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $73,309)
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 Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police will use the PSN funds to create safer neighborhoods by reducing gun violence and gun crime. To accomplish this task, the District will use the grant funds to: continue and expand their anti-crime message to the District's high-risk populations currently incarcerated in county jails and state correctional institutions; develop PSN-related information packets and distribute them to convicted felons prior to release; create a PSN Task Force consisting of enforcement officers and prosecutors that represent the four areas of the state with the highest incidence of firearm-related crimes; and collect and analyze firearm-related crime data in the District to formulate effective enforcement and intervention strategies.