Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun violence by networking existing local programs that target gun crime and providing these programs with additional tools necessary to be successful. The goal is to take a hard line against gun criminals through every available means in an effort to make our streets and communities safer. Project Safe Neighborhoods seeks to achieve heightened coordination among federal, state, and local law enforcement, with an emphasis on tactical intelligence gathering, more aggressive prosecutions, and enhanced accountability through performance measures. The offensive is led by the U.S. Attorney in each of the 94 federal judicial districts across America.
Within the Western District of Wisconsin, Dane County and surrounding areas are the focal point for PSN. Under this initiative, the U.S. Attorney’s Office joins with Dane County law enforcement and prosecutors, and with federal agencies including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Drug Enforcement Administration, to share information, develop investigations, and hold offenders accountable.