On April 23, Mr. Joseph Persichini spoke during the final spring installment of the Critical Dialogues Series, detailing “Life Lessons Learned While Fighting Crime.” Mr. Persichini has had a distinguished career with the FBI for 30 years and served as the Director of the Washington Field Office for the FBI. He is now the Executive Director of the Washington DC Police Foundation. The Washington DC Police Foundation brings together business, civic, nonprofit and professional communities and individuals to promote public safety through support of Chief Cathy Lanier and the Metropolitan Police Department.
Mr. Persichini highlighted many of the characteristics and skills that he had observed in the best leaders he ever worked with during his time at the FBI. He also spoke of the importance in education and mentoring for young people in preventing crime from becoming endemic.