2013 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Columbia Larry Teachey

Director Comey and Larry Teachey

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The Columbia Division honors Larry Teachey for his many contributions leading to the success of Crimestoppers of Greenville.

Mr. Teachey is the former director of health, safety, and environment for General Electric in Greenville, South Carolina. From 2001 to 2013, he served as chairman of the Crimestoppers of Greenville board of directors. Under his leadership, the chapter received the Southeastern Crimestoppers Productivity Award the past four years for solving the most cases and recovering the most property and drugs. As of August 1, 2013, Crimestoppers of Greenville had received more than 26,000 calls leading to more than 3,000 arrests, the seizure of $1.6 million in drugs, the recovery of $1.3 million in property, and more than 7,500 cases cleared.

A key to the success of Crimestoppers is the ability to pay cash rewards for confidential information. Working to continue the success of their program, Mr. Teachey raised more than $200,000 for the organization and worked with Latino community representatives to develop a Spanish version of Crimestoppers advertising to further the organization’s reach and ability to solve crimes. Now retired, Mr. Teachey continues to serve as a Crimestoppers board member and a constant supporter of law enforcement.


FBI Director Recognizes
Distinguished Community Leaders
Director’s Community Leadership Awards

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 4, 2014, Director James B. Comey recognized the recipients of the 2013 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.

“This year’s honorees have distinguished themselves in remarkable ways through their hard work, their leadership, and their strength of character,” said Director Comey. “They are ordinary citizens, but what they have accomplished is nothing short of extraordinary.”

Recipients of the 2013 Director’s Community Leadership Award are:

- 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
- Las Vegas
- Little Rock
- Los Angeles
- Louisville
- Memphis

- Milwaukee
- Minneapolis
- Mobile
- 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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