This awardee has received supplemental funding. This award detail page includes information about both the original award and supplemental awards.
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $600,000)
The Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program is designed to provide TTA resources that are critical to communities efforts to reduce violent crime, gun-related crimes, and criminal gangs. In addition, the PSN National TTA Program provides comprehensive TTA that addresses a range of criminal justice subject areas impacting communities. PSN TTA Program is designed to provide TTA nationwide to state and local law enforcement and communities to reduce gun crime and gang violence, improve officer safety, and enhance jurisdictions illegal firearms interdiction, and prosecution efforts. This initiative is funded through the FY 2015 appropriation.
Michigan State University will provide TTA to individual state and local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, as well as communities located throughout the United States. The recipient will coordinate the technical assistance delivered with the local USAO in the implementation, operation, and assessment of their anti-gun/gang violence strategies and Strategic Action Plans. CA/NCF
Training and resources developed and delivered by the grantees has allowed the field to: (a) develop and implement policies to use existing intelligence and investigative resources to improve officer safety; (b) teach techniques for identifying/recognizing vehicles with hidden compartments, used to transport illegal drugs and contraband; (c) to discuss and demonstrate techniques to identify/recognize armed suspects and their characteristics; (d) present techniques for handling gun crime cases have been very well received by the law enforcement community; and (e) improve collaboration between agencies and the efficiency of investigations and programming.
Michigan State University (MSU) was selected as the main TTA provider was to develop criminal justice-related curricula and deliver TTA to state and local law enforcement agencies, other justice system agencies, and communities. MSU has been responsible for supporting all aspects of the PSN TTA program, including providing support for the collaborative effort of the following DOJ component agencies: the U.S. Attorneys Offices; Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); U.S. Marshals Service (USMS); Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA); Criminal Division; the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA); and OJP, including BJA. MSU was also selected to help the sites effectively implement their PSN strategies, to develop and provide customized training to law enforcement and criminal justice professionals in the areas of gun crime and gang violence prevention/intervention, and to help communities engage and empower residents to develop and implement gun crime and gang violence strategies. MSU was to provide TTA services to assist the USAO District PSN teams (and their selected research partners) to implement and assess analysis-driven gun crime and gang violence reduction strategies, as well as to state and local law enforcement, criminal justice professionals, research partners, and communities across the United States. Specifically, the services to be provided included training sessions and educational sessions developed and conducted by relevant subject matter experts; onsite or remote guidance on gang-related violence or gun crime reduction strategies; supporting and enhancing partnerships; conducting strategic planning; completing crime analysis; integrating research; engaging in outreach; and developing an accountability plan.
Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law, and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14).