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Project Safe Neighborhoods - Southern District of Georgia

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $83,856)

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 Armstrong Atlantic State University, serving as the fiscal agent for the Southern District of Georgia, will use the grant to fight gun and gang crime in the metropolitan area of Brunswick and Glynn County, Georgia. Funds will be used to support a media outreach provider to continue to place public service announcements on local radio. In addition, the Glynn County Police Department (GCPD) will use funds to identify gang members in the community who are involved in the illegal possession and sale of firearms and gather enough evidence against them to obtain a successful prosecution in Federal court. This goal will be accomplished through the undercover purchase of firearms and other contraband from these individuals at the storefront. The storefront will provide authorities with the opportunity to identify and target firearms traffickers in these areas that are not routinely worked by the GCPD or the ATF.


Date Created: September 7, 2009