2011 Director’s Community Leadership Awards
|Buffalo||Joseph M. Tripi|
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.