Project Safe Neighborhoods news conference held in Shreveport

Project Safe Neighborhoods news conference to be held in Shreveport

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Officials will speak on the Project Safe Neighborhoods program and what it could mean for Shreveport on Tuesday morning.

The new conference was at 11 a.m. in downtown Shreveport.

United States Attorney David C. Joseph and representatives of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Agency, U.S. Marshals Service, Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office, Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, Shreveport Police Department and Shreveport mayor's office will be at the event.

Just under $160,000 is available for the entire western district of Louisiana. If approved for funding, SPD and CPSO would split $40,000 to combat gun violence in Shreveport.

However, the news conference is not about a grant, according to Henri Lejune with the U.S. Attorney's Office Western District.

Project Safe Neighborhoods program launched in 2001.

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