Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $60,298)
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 Oklahoma District Attorney's Council, serving as the fiscal agent for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, will hire a part-time District Attorney (DA) Investigator with the goal of the reducing gun and gang-related crime in the southern portion of the Eastern District of Oklahoma. The DA investigator coordinates with local law enforcement agencies throughout the district to encourage gun and gang cases to be federally prosecuted. This collaborated effort maximizes the federal, state, and local law partnerships to comprehensively address criminal activity involving guns, gangs, and drugs.