The Mob Museum Receives FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award
LAS VEGAS, NV—Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Spencer L. Evans of the Las Vegas Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is pleased to announce that the Mob Museum of Las Vegas has received the nationally recognized FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award for 2021.
The award recognizes the Mob Museum’s commitment to community, educating the public, promoting awareness, and convening important conversations about law enforcement concerns and safety issues facing the state of Nevada. At the height of the pandemic not all members of the public were comfortable attending educational sessions. The Mob Museum provided a variety of free virtual educational opportunities for students and educators through its outreach program. A few examples of community safety forums that included law enforcement in 2021: Fighting Covid-19 scams, Human Trafficking Awareness, Preventing Violent Extremism, Opioid Awareness, Women in Law Enforcement, Celebrating Black Life in Nevada, and Community Oriented Policing.
The award was presented at The Mob Museum’s quarterly Board of Directors meeting to President and CEO Jonathan Ullman by FBI SAC Spencer Evans. Also included in the presentation was the Museum’s Board of Directors Chair Steve Martinez, former Special Agent in Charge of the Las Vegas field office.
Throughout the Museum, the FBI’s role in combating organized crime and public corruption in America is highlighted through stories of success, further showcasing the agency’s important role in keeping communities safe.
President and CEO Jonathan Ullman is a graduating member of the FBI Citizens Academy and served as President of the FBI Las Vegas Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBILVCAAA) from 2018-2021. Ullman played a vital role in the association by leading several committees and organizing the highest attended FBI National CAAA Conference held in Las Vegas in 2021.
“The Museum is proud of its relationship with local and federal law enforcement agencies. In particular, the Museum has always enjoyed strong ties with the FBI’s Las Vegas field office,” said President and CEO Jonathan Ullman.
“It’s my honor to present this award to The Mob Museum—an organization committed to community education, promoting awareness, educating residents, and convening important conversations about law enforcement concerns and safety issues facing the state of Nevada.” said Spencer Evans, special agent in charge of the Las Vegas field office.
The FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award was formally created in 1990 to honor individuals and organizations for their extraordinary contributions to the prevention of crime and violence in the community. Every year FBI field offices around the country select a community partner to receive the award.
For more information about this prestigious award, please see https://www.fbi.gov/about/community-outreach/dcla.