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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Media Advisory - Project Safe Neighborhoods Press Conference on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m

Contact Information:

Ken Shetter, OSP – 817-502-7110 or 817-707-7824 (cell)

Lt. Kirk Driver, PSN Chair, FWPD – 817-996-0356 (cell)

Kathy Colvin, OUSA – 214-659-8600

SSA Scott Ragsdale, ATF – 469-227-4322

Announcing an award of $500,000, one of seven nationally, to One Safe Place for the implementation of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative in two designated areas in Fort Worth, Texas.

A press conference is scheduled for Thursday, November 10th, at 10:00AM in the auditorium of One Safe Place located at 1100 Hemphill Street in Fort Worth. Details of how the multidisciplinary PSN Task Force works together, the outreach programs, and the results of the past PSN initiative will be available at the press conference.  Members of the PSN Task Force representing 17 agencies participate in the operation of the PSN Project.

Participants in the Press Conference:

The Honorable John Parker, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas,

Bill Temple, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms

and Explosives, Chief Joel Fitzgerald, Fort Worth Chief of Police, Ken Shetter,

President, One Safe Place and other invited guests.

PrProject Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program of the Department of Justice, is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun and gang crime in America by networking existing local programs and using data-driven targeted enforcement to address many of the causes of these crimes, such as family violence and repeat/returning offenders. The goal is to create safer neighborhoods by involving the communities in these efforts and identifying needed resources that include prevention and outreach, as well as, enforcement to sustain this reduction in crime.

Interview opportunities will be available

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Updated November 8, 2016