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New Mexico Project Safe Neighborhood Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Santa Fe
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $84,660)

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 New Mexico Department of Public Safety, serving as the fiscal agent for the District of New Mexico, will reduce gang and gun crime in the metropolitan communities of Bernalillo County and Dona Ana County and the rural community of Chaves County New Mexico. The task force, public safety and public health members in Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Roswell will be responsible for coordinating, planning, implementing, and evaluating PSN gang and gun crime enforcement, intervention and prevention initiatives within their jurisdictions and for leveraging local resources in order to meet PSN performance measures. The task force will uphold and implement the five core elements of PSN, partnerships, strategic planning, training, outreach, and accountability as a method for building long-term, sustainable approaches to creating safer neighborhoods. The PSN task forces will continue to guide the work using a comprehensive gang and gun reduction State, Metropolitan Area, Rural, and Tribal (SMART) model that mobilizes existing federal, state, local and tribal public safety and public health resources to change the conditions that support gang and gun violence.


Date Created: August 18, 2011