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FY 2008 PSN Initiative

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $64,610)

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a nationwide commitment to reducing gun crime, links existing local programs together and provides them with necessary tools. PSN takes a hard line against gun criminals, using every available means to create safer neighborhoods; seeks to achieve heightened coordination among federal, state, and local law enforcement; and 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, serving as the fiscal agent for the District of Wyoming, will use the grant to: 1) provide gun crime and gang training to law enforcement and prosecutors; 2) implement an operational task force for the enforcement and prosecution of PSN cases in targeted communities with the highest incidents of reported gun crimes; 3) implement a series of strategies aimed at reducing the level of youth gang-related activities that are beginning to emerge on the Wind River Indian Reservation; and 4) focus enforcement and intelligence-gathering efforts on the emerging involvement of out-of-state gangs in drug trafficking activity within the state.


Date Created: August 26, 2008