Sikh American Delegation Meets with FBI Leadership in Nation's Capital

November 12, 2006

Source: SikhSangat News

The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the nation’s oldest Sikh American civil rights organization, along with representatives from five Washington DC-metro area Gurdwaras (Sikh congregational place of worship) met with the Joseph Persichini, Director of the FBI’s Washington Field Office (FBI-WFO), and members of his staff to discuss issues of relevance to the local Sikh American community.

Some of the issues discussed at the meeting included:

1. The FBI’s efforts to investigate hate crimes against the Sikh American community.

2. Increasing outreach by the FBI to recruit from the Sikh American community

3. Incorporating Sikh American cultural competency and protocol trainings for the newly hired FBI agents.

4. Discussing ways that Sikh American youth can participate in the FBI’s internship program.