New Haven - Swaranjit Singh Khalsa

2016 Director’s Community Leadership Award Recipient

FBI Director James Comey presents New Haven Division recipient Swaranjit Singh Khalsa with the Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) at a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 28, 2017.

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The New Haven Division honors Swaranjit Singh Khalsa for his mission to educate people on tolerance, respect for differences, and ways to live in a peaceful society without hateful ideology. His primary focus has been on the teachings of his faith, Sikhism, to inner city residents to break down stereotypes. He also works with local, state, and federal law enforcement officials to educate first responders about best practices for policing diverse communities and for conflict resolution.

FBI Director Recognizes Distinguished Community Leaders

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 28, 2017, Director James B. Comey recognized the recipients of the 2016 Director’s Community Leadership Award. These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service. The FBI is grateful for the work of each of these individuals and organizations on behalf of their communities.

“This year’s honorees have distinguished themselves in remarkable ways through their hard work, their leadership, and their strength of character," said Director Comey. “Time and again, today's award recipients have put others before themselves.”

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