On October 13, 2009, on his way home from work in his personal vehicle, Captain Hanrahan observed a vehicle he recognized as possibly being stolen a few days earlier. Captain Hanrahan followed the vehicle and contacted dispatch to conduct a records check. He continued surveillance until dispatch confirmed the vehicle was listed as stolen. Continuing his surveillance, Captain Hanrahan observed the vehicle being parked and four male occupants exiting and going into a nearby apartment. Units were requested to the area and surveillance continued. A short time later the 4 occupants entered the vehicle and drove away. Attempts were made to stop the vehicle during which all occupants fled from the vehicle while it was still moving, causing the vehicle to collide with Detective Harty’s unmarked car. Officers and K9 apprehended all of the occupants on scene. Captain Hanrahan’s keen observation skills and intuition resulted in the recovery of both the perpetrators and the stolen vehicle. It is for this reason Captain Hanrahan is being awarded the Excellent Police Initiative Commendation.