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David J. Hickton, U.S. Attorney for Western PA, Pens Erie Times Opinion Column on Project Safe Neighborhoods

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November 20, 2013

David J. Hickton (’81), U.S. Attorney for Western Pennsylvania, penned an opinion column for the Erie Times-News regarding the strong effectiveness of Project Safe Neighborhoods in Erie County. “Based upon the success of the past year and the city of Erie's commitment to proactive innovative law enforcement strategies, we are pleased to announce that the Department of Justice has awarded an additional $300,000 in PSN funds to help improve the lives of the residents of Erie's lower east side,” Hickton writes in the column. “I am also pleased to more formally announce that the city of Erie is one of only four cities in the nation to receive the 2013 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation enhancement award for $598,447 from the Department of Justice for Erie's Little Italy neighborhood.”

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