The city of Salisbury and the Salisbury PD have developed a strong working relationship with their local federal agencies in conducting investigations. These relationships with the FBI and ATF have proved to be useful when conducting citywide searches or seizing large quantities of illegal guns and drugs. Through its involvement in Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), Salisbury also participates in violent crime critical incident reviews with neighboring law enforcement agencies to share information and identify Rowan County’s most violent offenders while developing a strategy for addressing violent crime in the county.
The National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) was launched in June 2017 by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to serve as a DOJ-wide initiative that enables cities to consult with and receive intensive training and technical assistance (TTA) and an array of resources from DOJ’s programmatic and law enforcement components to help locations build sustainable capacities and reduce violent crime. These programmatic and law enforcement partners include the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA); the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office); the Office of Justice Programs (OJP); the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW); the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS).
To learn more about how Salisbury as benefited from this intiative, read the 2018 Annual PSP Report: 2018 Annual PSP Report (PDF)