US Attorney's Office partners with state, local law enforcement to combat gun violence with Project Safe Neighborhoods
The U.S. Attorney's Office is partnering with state and local law enforcement to combat gun violence.
Project Safe Neighborhoods is a national effort with the goal to reduce violent crime in heavily populated cities like Bridgeport.
Officials say the program is especially important in the summer, when there's an uptick in gun violence.
The U.S. Attorney's Office's Violent Crimes and Narcotics Unit says it recently met with federal, state, and local law enforcement to talk about strategies to curb gun violence and gun trafficking.
The meeting included the sharing of information, discussion of crime trends, and coordination of investigations.
It comes as the number of homicides in Bridgeport this year is now at more than a dozen.
Police Chief Roderick Porter says the department has been a part of Project Safe Neighborhoods for several years now.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says it also conducts long-term investigations that target gang members.
Officials say more than 30 alleged gang members have been indicted on murder and drug trafficking charges in Bridgeport in recent years.