GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich Police Detective Robert McKiernan is the United States Attorney's District of Connecticut's Outstanding Task Force Officer for 2016.
"Federal law enforcement has many great tools in its toolbox but our most valuable and treasured asset is the Task Force Officer," said U.S. Attorney Deidre Daly. "Men and women from local police departments who amazingly know every inch of their city, every criminal's life story, and every informant's cell phone number. Task Force Officers make us all look good. They work hard, humbly and with good humor."
McKiernan was honored at the U.S. Attorney's Award Ceremony in New Haven. He shares the honor with Hartford Detective Jaeger Thomas.
He began working with the FBI as a Task Force Officer investigating financial fraud matters in December 2012. He has been a detective since 2008 and is a 19-year veteran of the Greenwich Police Department.
McKiernan was instrumental in the prosecution of James Nielsen, the Norwalk accountant who was sentenced to 97 months in federal prison for running a Ponzi scheme.