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Western District of Louisiana FY 2011 PSN Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $84,595)

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 Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement, serving as the fiscal agent for the Western District of Louisiana, will coordinate law enforcement and prevention activities that reduce violent crime. PSN funds will pay overtime hours for Lake Charles Police Department detectives to combat the growing problem of gang violence by placing more officers on the street and thereby placing pressure on the gangs, overtime hours for Shreveport Police Department (City of Shreveport) officers to increase patrol and enforcement actions and a portion of the salary and benefits of the 15th Judicial District Court (Lafayette Parish) director and assistant director as well as equipment. The Western District of Louisiana 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: August 18, 2011