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FY 2008 Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Salt Lake County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $128,468)

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.

West Valley City, serving as the fiscal agent for the District of Utah, will use the FY 2008 PSN grant to support gun crime reduction and anti-gang initiatives. The district will fund a task force officer for the Tooele City Policy Department, Ogden Police Department, West Valley City Police Department, as well as a portion of a cross-deputized local prosecutor to aggressively prosecute federal gun crimes occurring within and around West Valley City.


Date Created: September 7, 2008