FBI Louisville
Louisville Press Office
(502) 263-6000
May 1, 2017

FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award for 2016 is Presented to Jerome Bowles

The FBI’s Louisville Division is pleased to announce Jerome S. Bowles as the recipient of the 2016 Directors’ Community Leadership Award (DCLA). Mr. Jerome S. Bowles is the President of the NAACP and serves as the Director of the Bowles Center for Diversity Outreach. Mr. Bowles’ organization has focused on closing achievement gaps, enhancing diversity in the workplace, and creating a positive education environment. He presents conferences statewide where police and community relations have suffered.

The Director’s Community Leadership Award was formally created in 1990 as a way to honor individuals and organizations for their efforts on combating crime, terrorism, drugs, and violence in America. Recipients of this award are nominated by each of the FBI’s 56 field offices and are recognized for their service above and beyond the call of duty to help keep America and its residents safe.

Mr. Bowles is a passion supporter of law enforcement. His tireless efforts to bring police and community leaders together have improved relations across the Commonwealth. His involvement has also prompted police departments to reflect on their community engagement and to continue to improve the service they provide to their communities.