2013 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Norfolk Francis “Bud” Warren, Jr.

Director Comey and Francis “Bud” Warren, Jr.

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The Norfolk Division honors Francis “Bud” Warren, Jr. for his dedication to crime prevention and education at the local, state, and national levels.

In 1990, after serving 42 years in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Warren began serving his local community through the Virginia Beach Crime Solvers and, a year later, the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD). In 1991, he became the founding chairman of the Fourth Police Precinct’s Citizens Advisory Committee. There, he helped to secure a partnership between the police department and Project Lifesaver, a national electronic tracking program used to locate missing autistic children and adults with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Today, the VBPD is one of a few departments in the country to have a partnership with Project Lifesaver. The department has responded to numerous rescues, all successful with a recovery time of less than 30 minutes. In 1993, the Virginia Beach City Council appointed Mr. Warren to the Virginia Beach Crime Task Force, where he and other members recommended improvements to the city’s criminal justice system, including the establishment of the city’s Juvenile Detention Center, which opened its doors in 2004.

Mr. Warren spends countless hours volunteering with non-profit organizations and assisting with law enforcement crime prevention efforts and training. He also provides support to families of VBPD personnel injured or killed in the line of duty.


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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