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Northern District of Oklahoma FY 2011 Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $67,331)

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 Northern District of Oklahoma, will hire a part-time assistant district attorney in the Tulsa District Attorney's Office. In addition, PSN will fund overtime pay for the Tulsa Police Department police officers participating on the Multi-Agency Gang Task Force. The purpose of the Task Force is to facilitate inter-agency cooperation related to the prosecution of criminal street gang members. The partnership has developed strong communication and coordination between federal and local partners, including the TCSO, TPD, the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office, the U.S. Attorney's Office, ATF, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Date Created: September 7, 2011