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August 26, 2009
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Officer Katie Flood, Public Information Officer, 441.7226

Project Safe Neighborhoods Results

On Friday, August 21, 2009, the Lincoln Police Department conducted its fifty-eighth 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
17 Attempted
10 Targets contacted
6 Others contacted (roommate, friend, or relative)
9 Searches conducted
6 Tests conducted for alcohol - 1 positive, resulting in a violation

Juvenile Probation
8 Attempted
5 Contacted
6 Others contacted (friend or relative)
1 Search Conducted
3 Tests conducted for alcohol/drugs - negative results

A sergeant and two 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 the Nebraska State Patrol Air Wing. Nebraska State Patrol Lieutenant Frank Peck maintained aerial coverage and assisted with the search for a suspect that ran from officers.

23Official traffic citations
38Traffic warning citations
3Driving during suspension arrests
10Misdemeanor arrests on saturation detail
10Misdemeanor arrests on sex crimes detail
2 Open felony narcotics investigations
2Misdemeanor arrests-narcotics related
1Felony 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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