FBI Richmond
Public Affairs Specialist Dennette Rybiski
(804) 261-1044
July 8, 2022

FBI Richmond Presents 2021 Director’s Community Leadership Award

Special Agent in Charge Stanley M. Meador is pleased to announce the recipient of FBI Richmond’s 2021 Director’s Community Leadership Award – David Brackins.

Mr. Brackins, a recent graduate of FBI Richmond’s 2022 Citizens Academy, was formerly a Supervisory Special Agent with the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security for 27 years.

Currently, Mr. Brackins serves as the Richmond, Peninsula and Tidewater Regional Security Advisor for Secure Community Network; wherein he maintains constant contact with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Jewish community to monitor security threats, organize security trainings, and the dissemination of threat information. Mr. Brackins also serves as a liaison between the Jewish community and law enforcement as it relates to security matters, sharing information with the FBI of incidents affecting local congregations and intelligence on trends produced by the Secure Community Network’s National Duty Desk.

Established in 1990, the FBI’s Director’s Community Leadership Award is a formal means for each FBI field office—across the country—to publicly recognize the persons or organizations that have made significant contributions assisting law enforcement in their mission to educate about and prevent violent crime in the community.

Protecting houses of worship is one of the highest priorities for the FBI. The FBI Richmond Field Office is grateful for Mr. Brackins long-standing commitment and partnership in this endeavor, and we proudly present him with this Director’s Community Leadership Award for his efforts.

2021 Richmond DCLA