By Steve Neavling
FBI Director James Comey recognized 58 people and organizations nationwide for helping to build stronger, safer communities.
“This is one of the very best days in the life of this organization,” Director Comey said during the April 28 ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. “We get to recognize and thank people who made the FBI better and the country better.”
The annual Director’s Community Leadership Awards began in 1990 to highlight individuals and organizations for their efforts in combating crime. Recipients also were recognized for helping bridge the relationships between law enforcement and communities, combating the opioid epidemic and assisting victims of human trafficking, among other efforts.
Each of the FBI’s 56 field offices and the bureau’s Office of Public Affairs and the Criminal Justice Information Services Division.