2013 Director’s Community Leadership Awards
|Newark||L. Louis Jordan|
The Newark Division honors L. Louis Jordan, a national advocate who works to prevent youth involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence. Mr. Jordan has both formed and served in many organizations—including the National Consultant Street Gang Intelligence, the National Alliance of Hate Crimes Investigators and District Attorney’s Association, and the Monmouth County Bias Crimes and Gangs Officers Association—and he is the chief founding officer of the National Concerned Officers Organization on Gang Activities, Inc.
Mr. Jordan is a retired law enforcement officer and has been tracking street gangs and extremist groups since 1980. He travels internationally to share with law enforcement his knowledge about gangs, youth violence, school safety, bias crimes, and hate groups. For the last eight years, he has worked as a senior consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice as it works to address youth violence and gang activity in the British Virgin Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mr. Jordan also participates in statewide anti-gang and violence organizations in Illinois, Massachusetts, California, and Washington, D.C.
Mr. Jordan currently works as a security manager for the Asbury Park Board of Education in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He spends much of his own time working with numerous programs in and around the city to prevent youth violence, weapons on campus, and bullying.