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Project Safe Neighborhoods and Anti-Gang Initiative - Eastern District

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $117,863)

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 St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, serving as the fiscal agent for the Eastern District of Missouri, will use funds to identify, track, arrest, and successfully prosecute the most violent, persistent offenders and gang members through an overtime project. Officers will identify, confront, and document gang members and violent offenders, and take a proactive stance in policing in order to combat neighborhood violence. District officers will utilize grant overtime to patrol target neighborhoods and those areas of probable criminal activity. Grant funds will also be utilized to send officers to advanced training seminars which will enhance patrol, interview, and interrogation techniques, as well as training for firearms, weapon retention, and defensive tactics.


Date Created: September 15, 2009