March 23, 2012 > Officer Kenneth Hansen Receives ASIS Award
Officer Kenneth Hansen Receives ASIS Award
Submitted By Sgt. Raj Maharaj, Milpitas PD
On March 15, 2012, the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security) International hosted the 50th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Event at the Crown Plaza in Foster City, California. The Chapter membership consists of a wide spectrum of security professionals, including managers and directors of many Fortune 500 companies. The Chapter invited law enforcement agencies from the bay area to recognize 34 individual law enforcement officers who distinguished themselves through exemplary service and devotion to duty.
Milpitas Police Department Officer Kenneth Hansen received an ASIS Award for his actions on March 15, 2011, when he spotted a suspect who attempted to kidnap a student from the high school and entice two other students to get into his car. During the course of the investigation the suspect led Officer Hansen in a vehicle pursuit through neighboring cities, which concluded in Union City, California where the suspect abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot. Officer Hansen chased the suspect and eventually ended up in a violent confrontation with the suspect by himself. The suspect was eventually taken into custody as additional officers arrived.