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Vermont's FY11 Project Safet Neighborhood Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $58,402)

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 Vermont State Police has dedicated a Liaison Officer to work directly with the ATF and United States Attorney in Vermont. The liaison's officer's affiliation with ATF and The United States State Attorney's office has facilitated a close working relationship with The Vermont State Police and local law enforcement agencies. The state wide approach of the PSN partnership demonstrates the collaborative effort amongst all Law Enforcement agencies in the State of Vermont. With the continued funding of the liaison officers position the Vermont State Police initiative designed in previous years will continue to be implemented.


Date Created: September 12, 2011