Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces DOJ will give MSHP $1.7 million

The $1.7 million will go toward improving the quality and accessibility of its criminal history records.

Posted: Sep. 13, 2018 3:34 PM

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.)— United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday that the Department of Justice will provide the Missouri State Highway Patrol $1.7 million to improve the quality and accessibility of its criminal history records. 

Sessions said the grant will help carry out President Donald Trump's very first order which was to enhance officer safety. 

During his visit to Kansas City, Sessions discussed project safe neighborhoods, or PSN, a crime reduction strategy that encourages the United States Attorney's offices to work with the communities to develop customized crime strategies. 

"As many of you know this program began in 2001 based on a set of core principles, PSN encouraged the United States attorney's offices to work with the communities they served to develop customized crime strategies to meet the needs of that community," Sessions said.

Sessions added there are Americans alive and well today because of the program and he believes it will work. 

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