Nationally, Shafiq is considered the foremost leading Racial Conciliation Specialist and Urban Gun Violence Prevention due to his unique cutting edge approach to community based policing as a key resource to urban violence prevention. Using his concept of Neighborhood Specific Policing, the results of his "works in action" are best seen in the historical areas of Dixwell, Newhallville, East Rock and Cedar Hill of New Haven. Mike Morand, Deputy Chief Communications Officer of Yale University, and that of State Affairs, coined him as the "Nike of urban development."
Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur is a published author, law enforcement executive, racial conciliation specialist, public speaker, strategic urban crime planner, labor union executive, business Innovator and urban based retired law enforcement sergeant. His unique views and approach to urban violence prevention, racial profiling 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, New York Daily News, The Yale Journal, and Al Jazeera America. His repertoire continues to grow consistently. He has appeared as a guest host on WNPR's “Where We Live,” and is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post and New Haven Register. In addition, he has produced his own educational radio program “Urban Talk Radio.”
In July 2016, he was invited by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence as guest speaker at the 2016 DNC to discuss problems and solutions related to gun violence in American and its effects on race, culture, religion, gender and ethnicity.