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About

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 and states:

“The Department of Justice shall take the lead on federal actions to support law enforcement efforts nationwide and to collaborate with state, tribal, and local jurisdictions to restore public safety to all of our communities.”

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. This approach serves as a platform for DOJ to directly engage with cities to identify and prioritize resources that will help local communities address their violent crime crises.

PSP 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.

PSP’s strategic focus demonstrates the Attorney General’s commitment to combating violent crime and supports his pledge to vigorously, effectively, and immediately confront the crime that endangers the American people.

Core Components

Operations Approach

  • 3-Year Commitment
  • Strategic Site Liaison Assigned
  • Annual Customized Training Summit
  • Expedited Delivery of Assistance in Seven Core Areas:
    • Federal Partnerships
    • Crime Analysis
    • Technology
    • Gun Violence
    • Criminal Justice Collaboration
    • Community Engagement
    • Investigations
  • Peer Learning and Exposure to a Community of Practice

Diagnostic Approach

  • 18-Month Commitment
  • Stakeholder Relationship Building
  • Governance Structure and Leadership Analysis
  • Capacity Building
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Proposed Training and Technical Assistance Plan Development, Implementation, and Evaluation
  • Community Engagement in Violence Reduction Strategies
  • To learn more about the Diagnostic Sites, visit the OJP Diagnostic Center Website

Sites

Public Safety Partnership Sites Map

PSP Operations Team

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    Executive Leadership

    Executive leadership provides oversight and support.

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    DOJ Program Office Champion

    A DOJ Program Office Champion serves as the point of contact for the site to effectively navigate access to DOJ programmatic resources.

  • PSP Analyst

    A PSP Analyst, provided by BJA’s training and technical assistance (TTA) provider, supports the site’s violence reduction efforts.

Our Strong Points Site Team PSP
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Federal Law Enforcement

DOJ law enforcement agencies support local violence reduction efforts through field offices.

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    Points of Contact

    United States Attorneys’ Offices and law enforcement leadership will serve as local points of contact and coordinate activities and services for the PSP sites.

  • Strategic Site Liaison

    A Strategic Site Liaison (SSL) works with each site to coordinate project services and support enhancement of the site’s violence reduction efforts.

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    DOJ Law Enforcement Champion

    A DOJ Law Enforcement Champion serves as the point of contact for the site to effectively navigate access to DOJ law enforcement resources.

PSP Sites

Public Safety Clearinghouse

The Public Safety Clearinghouse serves as a one-stop shop for public safety-related resources. The Clearinghouse provides the opportunity for users to build a custom “toolkit” based on specific areas of need, types of resources, agency size, and more. The Clearinghouse includes model programs, best practices and strategies, trainings, technical assistance, webinars, podcasts, publications, lessons learned, peer exchange resources, and more. PSP invites you to visit the Clearinghouse to explore strategies and resources that may be useful in your violence reduction efforts.

Public Safety Clearinghouse
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