Based upon Temporal Hot Spot Mapping, police feedback, and other historical evidence, PSN began it's operations in three Target Police Districts and one community outreach corridor.
The Target Districts are:
- Metro (David 2)
- North Tryon (David 3)
- Eastway (Charlie 2)
all with long histories of gun crime hot spots. Increased prosecution of gun crime is the priority in these districts. Target Districts Map
Prosecutions are conducted out of the US Attorney's office together with the District Attorney and Law Enforcement (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department).
The community outreach corridor
is the Parkwood community of Belmont and Villa Heights neighborhoods (bordered by Parkwood Ave). Many community outreach efforts are being applied to this community, with positive results. Target Corridors Map
Data collection, statistical analysis, monitoring and evaluations are conducted by the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, UNC-Charlotte, with data cooperation agreements with the Research Planning and Analysis Bureau (GIS) of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the Sheriffs Department.