‘Top Cop’ award given to WPD Investigator Sean Hughes

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Major Don Janderup (left) and Chief Dave Sloggie (right) congratulate Investigator Sean Hughes (center) on receiving the Williamsburg Top Cop award from the Greater Hampton Roads Crime Lines, Inc., courtesy of City of Williamsburg.
Major Don Janderup (left) and Chief Dave Sloggie (right) congratulate Investigator Sean Hughes (center) on receiving the Williamsburg Top Cop award from the Greater Hampton Roads Crime Lines, Inc. (Courtesy City of Williamsburg)

Williamsburg Investigator Sean Hughes was declared a “Top Cop” by the Greater Hampton Roads Crime Lines, Inc., in Portsmouth Monday.

According to a news release, Hughes started with the Williamsburg Police Department in 2011. 

Hughes has previously been recognized in July 2014, April 2015 and September 2015 as “Standout Officer of the Month” as well as winning an award from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers in 2015.

Hughes has been lauded by the community after he talked down a suicidal man and took him into custody without incident, the release stated. 

Hughes serves as a Field Training Officer, General Instructor, Radar Instructor, and a Survival Tactics Instructor. He is Crisis Intervention and First Responder certified and just completed ChildFirst Virginia Forensic Interview Training that will expand his skills and knowledge in the area of juvenile sexual assault, according to the release.

“Sean’s determination to identify, apprehend and do his part in successful prosecution is impressive. His daily commitment to duty is a positive reflection on himself, his contemporaries, our department, our city and our profession,” Williamsburg Police Chief Sloggie said in the news release.