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2010 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

El Paso Patrick Turley
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In El Paso, Patrick Turley has demonstrated leadership as he works within the community to assist and protect victims of crime.

As the regional director for the Department of Family and Protective Services - Adult Protective Services (APS), Mr. Turley regularly attends the same training required by his caseworkers.

He came to the agency in 2005 at a time of statewide reform following several high-profile cases involving abuse of the elderly and disabled. With help from the Texas legislature, Mr. Turley has drastically changed the face of APS.

Recognizing that elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation are deep-rooted societal problems that must be addressed, Mr. Turley helped form the non-profit Silver Start Board to assist in raising additional funds and donations to be used for victims of abuse.

Mr. Turley also serves as the board president for STARS (Sexual Trauma and Assault Services - El Paso’s Rape Crisis Center) and the Crime Victims’ Rights Council, and is on the board of the Advocacy Center for the Children of El Paso, where he works with Child Protective Services and Child Care Licensing.

Mr. Turley graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science/economics in 1981. He went on to attend the Leadership Command College, Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University in 1996. In 2001, he was honored by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education as a master peace officer and instructor.

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FBI Director Recognizes
Distinguished Community Leaders
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DCLA 2010

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2010 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 2010 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
- Little Rock
- Los Angeles
- Louisville
- Memphis
Miami 

- Milwaukee
- Minneapolis
- Mobile
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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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