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Project Safe Neighborhoods

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $173,505)

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.

West Valley City will use their FY07 PSN funds to continue the District of Utah's aggressive enforcement of federal firearms laws in partnership with state and local agencies. Specifically, funding will enable the District to conduct the following initiatives: 1) An experienced Toole City Police Department PSN Task Force Investigator position and a West Valley City Task Force Commander position will be funded to investigate, process, and initiate prosecution cases of illegal firearms, possession, and trafficking; 2) Travel and training for Task Force personnel will be provided; 3) Communication devices and supplies for Task Force members will be purchased; 4) Media and community outreach will be conducted; and 5) The University of Utah College of Social Work will act as research partner to provide assistance in progress measurement and accountability assessment.


Date Created: September 5, 2007