Demery Bishop, Crime Stoppers of Savannah Executive Director, Awarded Attorney General’s Citizen Volunteer Service Award
|U.S. Attorney’s Office June 13, 2012|
SAVANNAH, GA—Demery R. Bishop, Crime Stoppers of Savannah Executive Director, was awarded last week the Department of Justice‘s Citizen Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes citizen volunteers who assist the Department of Justice in serving the public interest, was presented to Mr. Bishop by Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole in Washington, D.C. on June 1, 2012.
Mr. Bishop, a retired FBI Special Agent, was nominated for the award by United States Attorney Edward J. Tarver. For the past several years, Mr. Bishop has volunteered his time, energy and resources to help develop and market the Southern District of Georgia’s Project CeaseFire and other federal law enforcement initiatives. Project CeaseFire is a program intended to reduce gun violence in the Southern District through law enforcement training, public education, and aggressive law enforcement efforts to investigate and prosecute gun-related crimes.
United States Attorney Tarver stated, “Demery has selflessly volunteered his time and talents to assist the United States Attorney’s Office and the citizens of this District. In doing so, he has helped to reduce violent crime in our neighborhoods and has brought great honor and distinction to Savannah, Georgia.”