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Middle District of Tennessee FY 2011 Project Safe Neighborhood Initiative

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $87,118)

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 Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, serving as the fiscal agent for the Middle District of Tennessee, will support the operations of the Gun Unit within the District Attorney's Office for Davidson County. The unit serves core law enforcement and prosecution functions under the local PSN initiative, through which violent felons committing gun crimes are identified shortly after arrest and their cases reviewed for possible federal prosecution or enhanced state adjudications. The Middle District of Tennessee will continue to partner with the appropriate agencies in an effort to successfully implement the PSN/Anti-Gang strategy. The U.S. Attorney's Office, along with the PSN selection committee and task force, will coordinate the planning and implementation of their PSN initiative.


Date Created: September 7, 2011