Shafiq R.F. Abdussabur is a law enforcement officer in Connecticut with over 15 years of community-based police training and experience. In January 2007, Abdussabur was appointed coordinator and program writer of the New Haven Street Outreach Workers Program, a proactive social development program aimed at reducing violent crime among youth and young adults. Within its first five months, New Haven posted an 86 percent reduction in homicides. During that two-year period, Abdussabur served as the chief executive officer for the New Haven Police Department under Police Chief Francisco Ortiz Jr. In June of 2008, both CTRIBAT Institute For Social Development Inc. and the New Haven Street Outreach Workers Program were awarded the All-American City Award in Tampa, Florida.
In a year when shootings left New Haveners feeling despair about how to address youth violence, Dixwell beat cop Shafiq Abdussabur offered inspiration. How he got to be a cop -- and in a position to make a difference -offers another inspiring tale, about how to build a true "community policing" force. In 2006, Shafiq was recognized as "Man Of The Year" the New Haven Independent.
As an author and artist, Shafiq uses his creative skills and talents to forge stronger bonds between police, educators and the urban community. The results of his "works in action" are best seen in the historical Dixwell Avenue area or New Haven. Mike Morand, Associate Vice President of Yale University Office of New Haven and State Affairs, coined him as the "Nike of urban development."
He was recently elected as Chairman/CEO of the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers,Inc. - NABLEO
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is an author, artist, speaker, and a advocate for community based policing as a sustainable solution to urban violence.As leading expert in urban program development aimed at reducing violence Shafiq was instrumental in creating two All American City Award winning programs for New Haven, CT Read More . . .