U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Western District of Pennsylvania PSN Project

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $300,000)

The Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program 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 city of Erie, serving as the fiscal agent for the Western District of Pennsylvania, will address violent gang and gun crime in a targeted high-crime area of the city. The Erie Police Department, in collaboration with other law enforcement partners, will utilize special operations and innovative PSN practices to achieve a reduction in ongoing violent gang and gun crime. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2013