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National Public Safety Partnership (PSP)

National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) Online Resource

Agency: National Public Safety Partnership

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National Public Safety Partnership (PSP)

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Publication Date: 2021

The National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) was established by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide an innovative framework to enhance federal support of state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution authorities in enhancing public safety. PSP began as a pilot program, the Violence Reduction Network, in 2014 and is designed to promote interagency coordination by leveraging specialized law enforcement expertise with dedicated prosecutorial resources to promote public and community safety. PSP serves as a DOJ-wide program that enables participating sites to consult with and receive expedited, coordinated training and technical assistance (TTA) and an array of resources from DOJ to enhance local public safety strategies. This model enables DOJ to provide jurisdictions of different sizes and diverse needs with data-driven, evidence-based strategies tailored to the unique local needs of participating cities to build their capacities to address violent crime challenges. PSP has engaged with more than 40 sites since the program’s inception. DOJ is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights, increases access to justice, supports crime victims, protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. The PSP initiative supports and advances DOJ’s principles in all of its activities. The PSP approach involves: a 3-Year Commitment; Strategic Site Liaison Assigned; Annual Violent Crime Summit; Peer Learning and Exposure to Communities of Practice; and Expedited Delivery of Assistance in Eight Core Areas: 1) Criminal Justice Collaboration; 2) Community Engagement; 3) Crime Analysis; 4) Gun Violence; 5) Constitutional Policing; 6) Federal Partnerships; 7) Technology; 8) and Investigations. Peer Learning and Exposure to Communities of Practice


Collaboration and Partnerships Documentation and Report Writing Investigations Policy/Protocol Development Serving Culturally Specific Communities

VAWA Crime(s):

Dating Violence Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Trafficking in Tribal Nations/Communities


Call Centers/Dispatch Chief/Sheriff/Executive Civilian Staff Fire/Emergency Medical Services First Line Supervisor Investigator/Detective Other Role Patrol Officer/Deputy Prosecutor Special Victims Unit


Alaska Rural Suburban Territories Tribal Nations/Tribes Urban