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National Public Safety Partnership 2018 Symposium on Violent Crime

WHEN: September 24 – 26, 2018
WHERE: Hoover, AL
  • The Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States
  • Mr. Matt Dummermuth, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs
  • Mr. Jon Adler, Director, BJA
  • Ms. Kristie Brackens, PSP Co-Director, BJA
  • The Honorable Jay Town, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Alabama
  • Chief Patrick Smith, Birmingham, Alabama, Police Department
  • Sheriff Mike Hale Jefferson County, Alabama, Sheriff's Office
  • The Honorable Steve Marshall, Attorney General of Alabama

About the National Public Safety Partnership

On February 9, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order directing the U.S. Department of Justice to "take the lead on Federal actions to support law enforcement efforts nationwide and to collaborate with State, tribal, and local jurisdictions to restore public safety to all of our communities. In June 2017, the Attorney General announced the National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) program, an intensive training and technical assistance initiative designed to help the selected locations develop and implement programs and procedures intended to reduce violent crime.

PSP Participating Sites

To be considered for PSP participation, a site must have sustained levels of violence that far exceed the national average. PSP sites must demonstrate a commitment to reducing violent crime and be ready to receive the intensive TTA available. As of September 2018, PSP sites include:

Pilot PSP Operations Sites

  • Compton, California
  • Flint, Michigan
  • Jackson, Mississippi
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Newark, New Jersey
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • West Memphis, Arkansas

2017 PSP Operations Sites

  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Toledo, Ohio

2017 PSP Diagnostic Sites

  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Buffalo, New York
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Houston, Texas
  • Jackson, Tennessee
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Lansing, Michigan
  • Springfield, Illinois

2018 PSP Operations Sites

  • Kansas City, Missouri (transitioning from a Diagnostic site to an Operations site in 2018)
  • Miami, Florida
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma

2018 PSP Diagnostic Sites

  • Saginaw, Michigan
  • Salisbury, North Carolina

Learn more about PSP efforts, site selection, and activities.

Also see the PSP website for additional information.