In addition to awarding more than $334 million in critical grant funding to law enforcement agencies and stakeholders through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, the Justice Department has also named the following five new cities to join the more than 50 jurisdictions currently part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Public Safety Partnership (PSP):
- Knoxville, Tennessee
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Raleigh, North Carolina
- San Antonio, Texas
- Vallejo, California
PSP has a proven track record of helping partner sites reduce crime, improve homicide clearance rates, and enhance the quality of life for community members.
Additionally, the Deputy Attorney General and Associate Attorney General announced that this December 11-13, in Indianapolis, the Justice Department will bring together up to 1,500 local and federal partners from across the country, including representatives from the more than 50 PSP jurisdictions and from Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) for a Violent Crime Reduction Summit hosted by BJA.