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Project Safe Neighborhoods

The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Tennessee is proud to have the following Project Safe Neighborhoods Partners: The Shelby County District Attorney's Office, Memphis Police Department, Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Tennessee Department of Probation and Parole, and the University of Memphis Center for Community Criminology and Research. The law enforcement partners and other community organizations work together under the Project Safe Neighborhood initiative to reduce violent crime throughout the Western District of Tennessee.  


Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces Reinvigoration of Project Safe Neighborhoods


The PSN program uses the full range of data and technologies to identify the most violent locations in the district and the individuals who drive the violence in our cities. PSN partners then use all potential investigative tools and resources to develop and bring cases against those who commit violent crimes. Ultimately, the coordinate effort ensures that the most violent offenders in our district are prosecuted in the legal venue that provides the most certain and appropriate penalty.


National Public Safety Partnership


The National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) was established in June 2017 under the direction of Attorney General Jeff Sessions in response to President Trump’s Executive Order on a Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, which emphasizes the role of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in combating violent crime.

Updated July 1, 2021