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Paul Bascomb presented with FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award

SPD’s African American Advisory Council Chair and East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition Board member Paul Bascomb will be presented today with the FBI Seattle Division’s 2011 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA).

Since 1990, the Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) has been a principal means for the FBI to publicly recognize the achievements of individuals and organizations that make extraordinary contributions to crime prevention, violence prevention, and education in their communities.  Each FBI field office selects one individual or organization each year to receive this prestigious award.  Each office announces the recipient at a local ceremony and the FBI Director later presents the recipient with the award at a national ceremony at FBI Headquarters—this year, on March 16, 2012. 

Paul Bascomb’s leadership has brought about advances in cooperation between the African American community and law enforcement.  Before his current career as a real estate professional, Mr. Bascomb was a corrections officer for more than 16 years in the Washington state juvenile justice system.  In 2011, Mr. Bascomb graduated from the FBI Seattle Division’s Citizens’ Academy.

Visit the Seattle Division Community Outreach page for more information about past DCLA recipients and about the FBI Citizens’ Academy.