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2011 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Paul Bascomb

Seattle field office Director’s Community Leadership Award 2011

The Seattle Division is pleased to honor Mr. Paul Bascomb, chair of the African-American Community Advisory Council to the Seattle Police Department (SPD) Coalition. His leadership has led to advances in cooperation between the African-American community and law enforcement.

Through his work, Mr. Bascomb has advocated and practiced patience, communication, and understanding to resolve conflicts. He is an outstanding example of how the development of personal relationships can erase perceptions and enhance communication.

Mr. Bascomb has played an integral role in organizing opportunities for African-American community leaders to advise the SPD about crime prevention, public safety, and concerns the community has about law enforcement. He has also promoted and encouraged cultural competency training for officers while expanding the community’s understanding of the practices and policies of the police department. Mr. Bascomb encourages youth and the SPD to develop healthy relationships through events and workshops that promote public safety. He is also an advocate for police recruitment in the African-American community.

Mr. Bascomb is a 2011 graduate of the FBI’s Citizens Academy and is a member of several local boards and organizations. He was the chair for Project Self-Sufficiency at the Young Women’s Christian Association of Seattle and the committee chair of human resources for the Central Area Youth Association, a Seattle non-profit agency offering tutoring, athletics, life skills, adult programs, and a computer lab.


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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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