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Northern District of Iowa FY 2011 Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $66,938)

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 Iowa Governors Office of Drug Control Policy, serving as the fiscal agent for the Northern District of Iowa, will partner with the Black Hawk County Attorney's Office, the 6th Judicial Department of Corrections, the Sioux City Police Department, the Woodbury County Sheriff's Office, and the Iowa Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning (CJJP) to maintain gun and gang crime reduction efforts. They will designate a gun crime prosecutor in the Black Hawk County Attorney's Office; fund overtime for gun crime investigation in Waterloo and Sioux Cities; designate a Probation/Parole Officer to screen and identify gang members entering a residential correctional facility; fund overtime for gang crime investigation and for gang sweeps; and purchase a K-9 Training Aide Kit which will enable to K9 handler to keep the dog up-to-date on its training; and screening of gun cases for possible federal prosecution.


Date Created: September 7, 2011