Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $300,000)
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is designed to create safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in crime associated with gang and gun violence. The program's effectiveness is based on the cooperation of local, state, and federal agencies engaged in a unified approach led by the U.S. Attorney (USA) in each district. The USA is responsible for establishing a collaborative PSN task force of federal, state, and local law enforcement and other community members to implement gang and gun crime enforcement, intervention and prevention initiatives within the district. Through the PSN task force, the USA will implement the five design features of PSN--partnerships, strategic planning, training, outreach, and accountability--to address specific gun and gang crime problems in that district.
The Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government, serving as the fiscal agent for the Western District of Kentucky, will use the grant to fund subgrant activities that will combat gun and gang violence by utilizing prevention, intervention and suppression programs. CA/NCF
- Replacement, upkeep and maintenance of detention center cameras and recorders and salaries and other overhead operational costs.
- Programs that will address communications, upgrades in security and general building upkeep for the detention centers.,
- Equipment for the safety of the officer for any active shooter/threat situation.