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Project Safe Neighborhoods - Southern District of Mississippi

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $100,887)

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 Mississippi Department of Public Safety, serving as the fiscal agent for the Southern District of Mississippi, will use the grant to continue a two-prong approach to combating gun and gang crime in the city of Jackson and surrounding areas through prevention and enforcement methods. The southern district will fund overtime and purchase equipment for the Cease Fire Task Force and Gun Interdiction Unit; create additional Gun Interdiction Units throughout the district to combat violent crimes; improve investigative tactics through equipment acquisition and collection of gang intelligence; and partner with non-law enforcement agencies to advance the goals of gang suppression and firearms prevention and intervention.


Date Created: September 3, 2008