November 8, 2011 > Officer of the Year
Officer of the Year
Submitted By Lt Steven Petrakovitz, Milpitas P.D.
On October 26, Milpitas Police Officer Kenneth Hansen was recognized with the Chief's Special Agents Association Officer of the Year award at the 18th annual CSAA Law Enforcement Appreciation luncheon held in Oakland. The Chief's Special Agents Association is an organization of corporate executives representing the security departments of some of the largest corporations in California and the world. Every year they honor law enforcement officers whose contributions to their departments and community stand out among their peers.
Officer Hansen has been a police officer with Milpitas Police Department for over 16 years. Prior to that, he served in the United States Marine Corp for six years. Officer Hansen was nominated for his numerous contributions and commitment to the police department and the City of Milpitas. One of Officer Hansen's high profile cases for this year was his arrest of a suspect who attempted to kidnap a student from Milpitas High School and entice two other students to get into his van. The suspect fled in his vehicle and fought with Officer Hansen before being taken into custody.
Officer Hansen received the Chief's Special Agents Association Officer of the Year award for to his continued dedication to safeguarding the community, his continued motivation to do the best job possible and his numerous contributions and commitment to the police department and the City of Milpitas.