Project Ceasefire began in the Southern District of Georgia (which encompasses 43 counties) in 1999. It became a national program, known as Project Safe Neighborhoods, in 2001. The purpose of Project Ceasefire is to federally prosecute certain persons in possession of a gun. If a person possesses a gun and belongs to one of these 9 classes of persons they can be federally prosecuted:
A convicted felon
A drug dealer
A drug addict or user
An illegal alien
Dishonorably discharged from the military
Convicted of domestic violence
Anyone under indictment
Anyone committing a federal crime of violence
Project Ceasefire is collaboration between the United States Attorney’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the local District Attorney’s office, local and state law enforcement, CrimeStoppers, Augusta State University, Armstrong State University and Savannah Technical College. More information on this collaboration can be found in our Press Release on the Media page.
To report a gun crime or someone who has illegal possession of a gun call:
Wynn Sullivan, Director of the Center for Justice
accepting the award at the 2006 PSN conference in Denver, CO.
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to Armstrong Atlantic State University the recipient of the
2006 Project Safe Neighborhoods Training Award