Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $102,687)
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 Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission, serving as the fiscal agent for the Western District of Missouri, will utilize its grant funding to maintain the current law enforcement organized and led prosecution and outreach efforts by the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Missouri with its partners that make up a PSN Steering Committee and principally include the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, Independence, Missouri Police Department, Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosiives, and Federal Bureau of Investigations.