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Sgt. Honored for Work With DEA

Sgt. Timothy Hildebrand of the Narcotics Section of the Greenwich Police Department was recognized Tuesday for his work with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

Hildebrand was honored with an award and certificate of appreciation for the nearly five years he spent with the D.E.A. in which he contributed to the arrest of 440 offenders and the recovery of $4.4 million in cash.

“Nobody else in the Greenwich Police Department got what I got today,” said Hildebrand. “It was wonderful.”

“It’s an honor bestowed on very few officers,” said Lt. Kraig Gray, spokesman for the department. “There’s a host of experience he brings back with him from the DEA. The complexity in nature of the investigations he’s been dealing with lends itself to successful prosecutions here in Greenwich for even these ‘minor’ violations that lead to bigger fish eventually.”

Hildebrand was promoted to Sergeant a year ago and was reassigned back in the Narcotics Section later. Hildebrand and three full time detectives have been given more resources to increase enforcement of drug offenses. “I’m assigned to Narcotics now and we’re kind of busy,” said Hildebrand. “There’s an increase in focus. It’s the one area that the more resources we designate, the more results we’re going to see.”

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