Newark - Pastor John R. Taylor

2016 Director’s Community Leadership Award Recipient

FBI Director James Comey presents Newark Division recipient Pastor John R. Taylor with the Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) at a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 28, 2017.

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The Newark Division honors Pastor John R. Taylor for his work in creating and leading the Trenton Capitol City Community Coalition. A partnership with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP), the coalition’s mission is to mobilize the community to end violence in Mercer County. Pastor Taylor’s leadership has been vital in bridging the gap between law enforcement and various communities through coordinating a series of informational workshops for community leaders.

FBI Director Recognizes Distinguished Community Leaders

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 28, 2017, Director James B. Comey recognized the recipients of the 2016 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. “Time and again, today's award recipients have put others before themselves.”

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2016 DCLA Winners


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