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December 27, 2011 > Ken Hansen selected as Police Officer of the Year

Ken Hansen selected as Police Officer of the Year

Submitted By Lt. Steven Petrakovitz, Milpitas PD

The Milpitas Police Department is pleased to announce that Officer Ken Hansen has been selected as the Milpitas Police Department, 2011 Police Officer of the Year.

Officer Hansen joined the Milpitas Police Department in 1995. He has served as a police officer in a variety of assignments over his career, including investigations, traffic and patrol. He is a veteran officer who has a contagious enthusiasm for doing his job. He makes quality arrests that directly enhance the community he serves. He has been instrumental in addressing the residential burglary issue and has worked a number of high profile cases throughout the city.

"Time and again," noted Chief of Police Dennis Graham, "fate has put Ken in the right place at the right time, to the benefit of citizens and fellow officers, whom he has helped protect from harm. Ken has a built-in instinct to hone in on the worst predators that our society has to offer, and to safely bring them into custody."

In March, Officer Hansen captured an attempted kidnapping suspect who ran from him and engaged him in a physical fight before the suspect was taken into custody. Additionally, Officer Hansen also investigated and arrested a suspect who used a cell phone to capture video of undergarments of female shoppers as they shopped at a local mall.

These are just a few of the many cases that represent the high quality work that our residents receive every day from Officer Ken Hansen, and makes him our 2011 Police Officer of the Year.

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