Christopher Hansen, a detective in the East Hampton Village Police Department, was selected as police officer of the year, at the Jan. 26 Southampton Town Kiwanis Club’s Annual Police Officer of the Year banquet.
Mr. Hansen has been with the village police for 19 years, and a detective since 2021.
“He was instrumental in the Balenciaga case last year,” Jeff Erickson, the acting chief of the Police Department, said in a phone call. “The thieves made away with nearly $100,000 in merchandise, and four of them have been put away for multiyear prison sentences. He’s been involved with investigating some high-end stolen vehicles as well. He comes in every day with a great attitude and does a lot of hard work. We’re happy to have him in the detective division.”