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Montana Project Safe Neighborhood Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Lewis and Clark
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $63,806)

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 Montana Board of Crime Control, serving as the fiscal agent for the District of Montana, will address the firearms and gang problems in Montana. The primary target areas for focused PSN efforts in Montana's Catch and No Release program are mainly west-central Montana. PSN funds have been allocated in the continued funding of the two Special Assistant United States Attorneys (SAUSAs) employed in Billings, Montana and Great Falls, Montana, to continue assisting in the vigorous prosecution of gun and gang-related crime in those areas of Montana. Remaining PSN funds may also be used in continued support of the City of Glasgow Police Department and their coordination of the six-county Multi-jurisdictional Violent Crime Task Force actively engaged in the detection, investigation and prosecution of Federal firearms laws related to domestic violence.


Date Created: September 7, 2011