Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur : Author, Public Speaker, Racial Profiling Consultant, Entrepreneur & law enforcement officer who’s 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, Hartford Courant, and Al Jazeera America. Nationally, Shafiq Abdussabur is considered the foremost leading expert on urban gun violence prevention do to his unique approaches to community based policing as a key resource to urban violence prevention.
Shafiq Abdussabur is a nationally recognized artist having sold and distributed over 10,000 pieces of original art works (BOLDMINDS Cultural Arts). As an author, his published literary works have received both national and international notoriety.
In 2002, he founded CTRIBAT Institute for Social Development Inc. which services 210 young males and Females ages 9 yrs. old to 17 yrs. old. CTRIBAT offers students “life skill” workshops that focus on parent/student participation. The summer pilot called the “Leadership Retreat” focuses on fostering leadership skills in young people who reside in an Urban Environment (At-Risk Youth).
The CTRIBAT 2006 Summer Pilot posted an impressive 400% reduction in firearm related violence in the neighborhood of operation. The CTRIBAT runs 12 months year. The program focuses on improving the relationship of law enforcement and the members of the urban sector.
In June of 2008, CTRIBAT was awarded the All-American City Award in Tampa Florida
In January 2007, he was appointed by the Mayor as Coordinator and Program writer of the New Haven Street Outreach Workers Program which is a proactive social development program aimed at reducing violent crime among youth and young adults. With in its first five months of operation, the City of New Haven posted an 86% reduction in homicides. During that two-year period, he served as the Chief Executive Officer for the New Haven Police Department under Police Chief Francisco Ortiz Jr. In June of 2008, the New Haven Street Outreach Workers Program and CTRIBAT Inc. was awarded the All-American City Award in Tampa Florida.
Abdussabur responded, “Having a responsible father who is engaged and aware of his child’s past, present and future survival in America.” The results of his works in action are best seen in the historical
Shafiq’s is considered the foremost leading expert on gun violence prevention do to his unique approaches to community based policing as a key resource to urban violence prevention. His works and concepts 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 and Hartford Courant.
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, Deputy Chief Communications Officer of Yale University Office of New Haven and State Affairs, coined him as the “Nike of urban development.”
He is the author of “A Black Man’s Guide to Law Enforcement in America” a straight talk manual to interactions between police and urban males. Going beyond the “driving while black” philosophy, Shafiq using his experience from being on both sides of the uniform to give readers advice on the issues of communication, perception and the truth behind racial profiling.
His philosophy of education youth and police about their respective perceptions has been nationally recognized as one of the most important concepts in reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact–DMC in the present day American Criminal Justice System.
He has over 10 years of experience as certified instructor in various police and non-civilian discipline to include firearms, hunting laws, national gangs, and youth development and race relations. In 2013, he acquired the prestigious instructor certification with Police Office Standards and Training –POST in Connecticut. He formerly served as the Chairman/CEO of the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, Inc. – NABLEO 2012-2014
Certification Yale Child Study Fellowship Program, Certification as Instructor Guns is Not Toys Program, TREE Institute-Community Base Police Training, Mentor Certification in New Haven Mentoring Program, Certification as an Instructor for the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program, NRA Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, Founder 2ADefense LLC, Public Relations Director for New Haven Mentoring Program Inc., Founder/Executive Director of CTRIBAT Institute for Social Development Inc., Co-Founder and Director of BOLDMINDS Art and Literature LLC, Co-Founder and President of New Haven Guardians Inc., Co Founder/Executive Director Omar Ibn Said Leadership Academy Inc., Board of Director for the Creative Arts Workshop, Founder Eco-Urban Pioneers LLC., Founder Abdussabur LLC, Founder Cyber-Hood Films LLC.