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Hampton Roads celebrates local law enforcement at annual Top Cop awards ceremony

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Posted at 7:47 AM, Nov 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-09 17:50:23-05

Norfolk, Va. – The 15th Annual Greater Hampton Roads Regional Crime Lines dinner and Top Cop Awards honored local police officers and others who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to a safer Hampton Roads community.

These award recipients are leaders and role models for both their peers and the community.

The event was held at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott and was hosted by the Greater Hampton Roads Regional Crime Lines.

NewsChannel 3’s Erica Greenway and Barbara Ciara served as mistresses of ceremonies.

Earlier this year, nomination forms were distributed to the various Hampton Roads law enforcement agencies asking them to nominate a local law enforcement officer who contributed greatly to their community.

A “Top Cop” was honored from each area police department with one person chosen from among them as the Top Cop for Hampton Roads.  This year’s overall winner was Officer Michael  Hilton of the Chesapeake Police Dept.