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2011 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Buffalo Joseph M. Tripi

Buffalo field office Director’s Community Leadership Award 2011

The Buffalo Division is pleased to honor Western District of New York Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Joseph M. Tripi. AUSA Tripi is assigned to the National Security Division and is responsible for the prosecution of violent street gangs.

He is known for his tireless efforts to combat gang violence and reduce violent crime. Through his work, AUSA Tripi has developed and maintained a proactive and positive working relationship with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.

AUSA Tripi is the lead prosecutor of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force’s Operation Bullet Proof, which is a multi-agency violent gang investigation. To date, 35 individuals have been indicted as a result of the joint investigation conducted by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, the New York State Police, and the Buffalo Police Department.

For his work, AUSA Tripi has been honored with the U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contributions by a New Employee. His passion for dismantling violent gangs is supplemented by his understanding and support for community groups that are dedicated to ending gang violence.

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FBI Director Recognizes
Distinguished Community Leaders
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In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2011 Director’s Community Leadership Award. These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service. The FBI is grateful for the work of each of these individuals and organizations on behalf of their communities.

“Whatever the motivation—an unfilled need, a tragic occurrence, a desire to give back—these are people who make things happen and enlist others in their cause,” said Director Mueller. “They are activists who have earned their prestige through good works.”

Recipients of the 2011 Director’s Community Leadership Award include:

- Albany
- Albuquerque
- Anchorage
- Atlanta
- Baltimore
- Birmingham
- Boston
- Buffalo
- Charlotte
- Chicago
- Cincinnati
- Cleveland
- Columbia
- Dallas
- Denver
- Detroit
- El Paso
- Honolulu
- Houston
- Indianapolis
- Jackson
- Jacksonville
- Kansas City
- Knoxville
- Las Vegas
- Little Rock
- Los Angeles
- Louisville
- Memphis

- Milwaukee
- Minneapolis
- Mobile
- New Haven
- New Orleans
- New York
- Newark
- Norfolk
- Oklahoma City
- Omaha
- Philadelphia
- Phoenix
- Pittsburgh
- Portland
- Richmond
- Sacramento
- Salt Lake City
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- San Juan
- Seattle
- Springfield
- St. Louis
- Tampa
- Washington Field
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