The prosecution of weapons offenses is coordinated with a number of law enforcement agencies including the Des Moines Police Department, U.S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Under Project Safe Neighborhoods, a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in America by networking existing local, state and federal programs. The Polk County Attorney supplies an attorney who is designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. This attorney prosecutes felons in both state and federal court.