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PSN National Training and Technical Assistance Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $350,000)

The Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) National Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program is a collaborative effort of the following Department of Justice (DOJ) component agencies: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF), U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Criminal Division, National Gang Targeting Enforcement & Coordination Center (Gang TECC), Office of the Deputy Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, and Bureau of Justice Assistance. This program is authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, (Pub. L. 111-117).

The PSN National TTA Program provides TTA resources that are critical to communities' efforts to reduce violent crime, gun-related crimes, and criminal gangs. In addition, the PSN TTA Program provides comprehensive TTA that addresses a range of criminal justice subject areas impacting communities. The goal of the PSN National TTA Program is to provide assistance to state and local law enforcement and communities to improve the level of knowledge, communication, collaboration, and tactics involved in addressing violent crime and violent offenders that impact communities throughout the nation.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) will continue the delivery of training and assistance to law enforcement to support the implementation of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). The goal of the project is to facilitate law enforcement's efforts to reduce violent crime. This will be accomplished through the following objectives which will assist law enforcement agencies to: develop and implement comprehensive, community-based enforcement and intervention and prevention strategies aimed at the trafficking and criminal use of firearms; develop and implement policies utilizing existing intelligence and investigative resources; and turn the knowledge gained into actionable intelligence. Law enforcement leaders and officers will be equipped with the knowledge necessary to effectively engage in gang abatement and crime gun interdiction programs. By participating in IACP's training and technical assistance, agencies responsible for the enforcement of firearms laws and the interdiction of crime guns will enhance their ability to recover crime guns and document those recoveries, leading to the successful prosecution of criminals and the identification and interruption of firearms trafficking activities.


Date Created: September 16, 2010