DOJ Partners with 12 New Cities to Fight Crime
The U.S. Department of Justice has announced a new partnership with 12 new cities to provide operations and diagnostic support to fight crime.
The U.S. Department of Justice has launched the National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) to help communities suffering from serious violent crime problems to build up their capacity to fight crime. The PSP launch includes twelve initial cities as well as ten cities that were part of the Violence Reduction Network (VRN) initiative.
DOJ will directly engage with cities to identify and prioritize resources that will help local communities address their violent crime crises. The agency will provide three years of operations support and 18 months of diagnostic support.
PSP provides an innovative framework for DOJ to enhance its support of state, tribal and local law enforcement officers and prosecutors in the investigation, prosecution and deterrence of violent crime, especially crime related to gun violence, gangs and drug trafficking.
PSP builds on lessons learned from the pilot concept VRN cities, and serves as a DOJ-wide program that enables cities to consult with and receive coordinated training and technical assistance and an array of resources from DOJ to enhance local violence reduction strategies.
PSP comprises two distinct levels of engagement: Diagnostic and Operations. These two complementary levels of engagement are offered based on the needs of the jurisdiction. This model enables DOJ to provide American cities of different sizes and diverse needs with data-driven, evidence-based strategies tailored to the unique local needs of participating cities to address serious violent crime challenges tailored to their unique local needs.