RadioOnFire.com – After being overlooked in the past, Baltimore was selected Monday to join the National Public Safety Partnership, Attorney General William Barr said.
The program sets up a framework for enhancing federal support of law enforcement and prosecutors, particularly in pursuit of violent crime.
“The Public Safety Partnership is a successful program that directs federal law enforcement resources to the cities where they can have the greatest impact,” Attorney General Barr said. “These resources help police departments to diagnose where crime is highest—and why—and to find, arrest and prosecute criminals. Several participating cities have already seen dramatic reductions in violent crime over the past two years. As we expand this program to 10 more cities across America, we are determined to replicate that success.”
Baltimore was one of 10 cities chosen Monday.
“Violent crime in Baltimore, especially gun crime, takes far too many lives and undermines our ability to educate our children and build thriving businesses,” U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur said. “Federal, state, and local law enforcement are united in our commitment to get guns and violent criminals off our streets and to reduce violent crime in our neighborhoods. All hands are on deck to make Baltimore safer, and the technical assistance available to Baltimore as part of the Justice Department’s Public Safety Partnerships will be crucial to our efforts.”