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West Virginia Southern District FY 2011 Project Safe Neighborhoods Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $63,681)

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a nationwide commitment to reducing gun and gang crime, links existing local programs together and provides them with necessary tools. PSN 1) takes a hard line against persons involved in gun and gang crime, 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 West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services, serving as the fiscal agent for the Southern District of West Virginia, will acquire technology and equipment that will allow officers to monitor and record areas within the City from remote locations. This will support the Drug Market Intervention (DMI) model of identifying specific drug markets for law enforcement targeting and also identifying the key dealers that support those markets. The objective is to allow investigators the ability to place specific areas under covert surveillance without raising the suspicion of criminals who operate in the area. Funds will also be used to continue the improvement of law enforcement's response to gun crime and gang related activity in Huntington and Cabell County West Virginia.


Date Created: August 14, 2011