WICHITA — The Wichita Police Department will join a national partnership aimed at fighting violent crime.

Police Chief Gordon Ramsay said Monday that Wichita is one of 10 U.S. cities chosen for the U.S. Department of Justice's National Public Safety Partnership.

Under the program, Wichita police will receive training and technical assistance from federal and state crime-fighting agencies.

Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran said in a news release the program establishes federal partnerships with state, local and tribal agencies to pursue violent criminals. The effort will target gun crime, drug trafficking and gang violence in Wichita and Sedgwick County.