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Date:
September 22, 2009
For More Information Contact:
Officer Katie Flood, Public Information Officer, 441.7226

Project Safe Neighborhoods Results

On Friday, September 18, 2009, the Lincoln Police Department conducted its fifty-ninth Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) grant detail.

Two areas of Lincoln have been identified as having a higher crime rate with a history of gun related crimes. The two identified areas, located within the Southwest Team, were the focus of the detail. Three Lincoln police officers were paired with an adult probation officer, a juvenile probation officer and a parole officer. The groups were asked to conduct home visits on individuals currently on probation and parole.

Home Visit Results:

Adult Probation and Parole
9 Attempted
4Targets contacted
5Others contacted (roommate, friend, or relative)
4Searches conducted

Juvenile Probation
8 Attempted
4 Contacted
6 Others contacted (friend or relative)
2 Tests conducted for alcohol/drugs - negative results

A sergeant and three LPD officers coordinated a plain clothes detail concentrating on prostitution and other sexual offenses occurring in the Southwest Team area. Meanwhile, three LPD officers were assigned to the saturation portion of the detail. The saturation detail allows officers to make a high number of contacts of individuals within the target areas. Officers on the saturation detail operate under a "zero tolerance" policy regarding neighborhood issues while on patrol in the target areas. All saturation officers were in uniform, operating marked police vehicles.

Air support for this effort was provided by Lieutenant Frank Peck of the Nebraska State Patrol Air Wing.

Results:
27Official traffic citations
45Traffic warning citations
4Driving during suspension arrests
4Misdemeanor arrests on saturation detail
2Misdemeanor arrests on sex crimes detail
3Misdemeanor arrests-narcotics related
3Misdemeanor warrant arrest

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun and gang crime in America to make our streets and communities safer. Each local program has been contoured to fit the unique crime problem in that district-it is not a "one-size-fits-all" program applied uniformly all across America. Funding provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance.



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