Project Safe Neighborhoods

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun and gang crime in America by networking existing local programs that target gun and gang crimes and providing these programs with additional tools necessary to be successful. PSN is a collaborative effort among federal, state and local law enforcement and community partners designed to create strategies that address the unique gun problems in Northwest Pennsylvania. Criminals who use guns are prosecuted under federal, state or local laws, depending on which jurisdiction can provide the most appropriate punishment. Law enforcement targets violent repeat offenders to remove them from our neighborhoods, while community partners develop viable resources for those offenders who are committed to changing their past involvement in crime and gun violence

In December 2008, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), entered into a partnership with the Erie Bureau of Police (EPD). ATF and EPD are committed to reducing gun and gang violence within the City of Erie. Our comprehensive strategy is designed to prevent youth from committing a gun crime and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law those individuals who choose to threaten the safety of Erie’s neighborhoods by committing a gun crime.

To report gun crimes please call 870-1GUN. This is a non-emergency phone to report gun crimes. You can remain completely anonymous. For immediate police emergencies please 911.

For more information about Project Safe Neighborhoods please visit The Bureau of Justice Assistance or contact

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