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Eastern District of Wisconsin PSN Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $294,668)

The Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program is designed to create safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in gun crime and gang violence. The PSN 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 violence 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 crime and gang violence problems in that district.

The City of Milwaukee Police Department, serving as the fiscal agent for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, will use the grant to offer a coordinated intelligence-led policing, problem solving and accountability framework to maximize efforts citywide with targeted enforcement and prosecution of the most violent gun offenders and their networks. The effort will bring together police, prosecutors, corrections, ATF, FBI and community service providers to address gun violence in Milwaukee.


Date Created: September 17, 2015