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Racial Profiling in Law Enforcement

Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur: Author, Public Speaker, Racial Profiling Consultant, Entrepreneur & law enforcement officer whose unique approach and concepts to urban violence prevention and community based policing have been featured in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, NPR-Where We Live, New Haven Independent, NPR-All Things Considered, WYBC-Electric Drum, New Haven Advocate, Russian Radio, BBC, PBS, New York Daily News, New Haven Register, Hartford Courant, and Al Jazeera America. Nationally, Shafiq is considered the foremost leading expert on Racial Profiling Prevention and Urban Gun Violence prevention do to his unique approaches to community based policing as a key resource to urban violence prevention.

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Shafiq R.F. Abdussabur is a law enforcement officer in Connecticut with over 19 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.”

In 2011 he was elected as Chairman/CEO of the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers,Inc. – NABLEO

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Shafiq discusses the concepts of his book with Dr. Brett Rayford, Director of the Connecticut Department of Children and Family Services


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