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Utah FY 2011 PSN Initiative

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $92,933)

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 city of West Valley, serving as the fiscal agent for the District or Utah, will maintain Utah PSN's dual focus on gun and gang crime. All PSN funding will be used in a collaborative effort to develop and strengthen partnerships, training local and state law enforcement officers, and provided community outreach. West Valley City will fund a prosecutor from to work with local, state and federal law enforcement to screen and prosecute gun crimes. They will also support the salary of a task force officer to work with area gang task forces, provide training, assist with prosecution, and investigating federal gun crimes.


Date Created: August 18, 2011