FBI New York Announces Recipient of Director’s Community Leadership Award
This past November, Rabbi Abraham Friedman, owner of the Brooklyn-based All Care Management Services, was recognized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with a Director’s Community Leadership Award. The award was presented by Assistant Director in Charge (ADIC) Diego G. Rodriguez. Rabbi Friedman will travel to Washington, D.C., in April to participate in a formal ceremony with FBI Director James B. Comey.
Rabbi Friedman has been a friend of the FBI for many years, serving on our Community Engagement Council and graduating from the Citizens Academy.
“Aside from his contributions to the Bureau, Rabbi Friedman plays an important role as an advocate for his community and law enforcement entities throughout New York and New Jersey. His relationships within the community allow him to serve as a liaison between law enforcement and Jewish and other faith-based groups, while providing a network of cooperation between local communities and various government agencies,” said ADIC Rodriguez.
His efforts have earned him recognition from the New York City Police Department, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, American Red Cross, and the United States Marine Corps, among others.
After 9/11, Rabbi Friedman was a pillar of support for law enforcement personnel who had the difficult job of participating in search and rescue efforts for victims of the attacks. He’s also involved in a number of charitable organizations, including those that assist the sick, the poor, and our community’s terminally ill children.
The Director’s Community leadership Award is presented on behalf of the Director of the FBI and was formally created in 1990 as a way to honor individuals and organizations for their efforts in combating crime, terrorism, drugs, and violence in America. Each of the 56 field offices of the FBI nominates an outstanding community leader to receive the award.