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Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN)

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Initiated in 2001, Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a nationwide initiative that brings together federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement officials, prosecutors, community leaders and other stakeholders to identify and find solutions for the most pressing violent crime problems facing our community.

In the Northern District of Ohio, PSN members work together to develop strategic plans to address these issues.  Objectives of this group include building trust and accountability between law enforcement and the community, enhancing crime and intelligence analysis, using data-driven measures to respond to violent crime issues and incorporating prevention and intervention activities to stop future violent crimes.

Nationwide, PSN is coordinated by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in the 94 federal judicial districts throughout the 50 states and U.S. territories.  PSN is customized to account for local violent crime problems and resources.

Across all districts, PSN follows four key design elements of successful violent crime reduction initiatives: community engagement, prevention and intervention, focused and strategic enforcement, and accountability.