Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $75,697)
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 Delaware Criminal Justice Council, serving as the fiscal agent for the District of Delaware, will use the grant to fund investigative activities conducted by the PSN task force, such as tracing the firearm and registration using the Integrated Ballistics Information System (IBIS) for a all gun crimes in the state. Additional investigative efforts will increase the successful prosecution of gun crimes in the state, recognize the source of guns and gun crime, and connect confiscated guns to unsolved crimes and offenders.