JPD set to launch anti-gun media campaign called 'Fed Up'
JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - The Jackson Police Department will be launching a new media campaign called Fed Up.
The Fed Up media campaign is an effort to lower gun violence in the hub city by producing advertisements to educate the public on the penalties of gun crimes.
The campaign will target a range of ages starting at mid to late teens up to 30 years old.
One of the deputy chiefs at the department explains why this grant is needed in the community.
“We ended up with 17 homicides in 2019. I believe we had an additional 26 people shoot in during 2019 and of course, they didn’t die as a result of their gunshot wounds, but that’s still a lot of people that were victims of gun crimes,” said Barry Michael, one of the Deputy Chief of Police with the Jackson Police Department.
The media campaign is a part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods grant, which was awarded to the department by the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Tennessee.
The department was awarded nearly $37,000 dollars for the grant for tv and radio advertisements and to also display billboards throughout the city.