In August of 2009, a rash of burglaries within The Preserves had begun to cause residents great concern. Many items were stolen including expensive electronic items, thousands of dollars worth of jewelry as well as multiple handguns. Detective Hines understood the importance of acting quickly to solve these cases in order to restore the residents sense of security and safety. Detective Hines quickly got to work, accurately identifying a suspect who then revealed the involvement of two additional suspects. Within 6 days of identifying the first suspect, four Burglaries (three of which were armed) and one vehicle burglary were solved. Two of the three handguns stolen were recovered and the victims were able to work with Detective Hines to identify and recover the overwhelming majority of the stolen jewelry and electronics. The quality of investigation, passion and determination demonstrated by Detective Hines in handling these cases undoubtedly warrant his being awarded the Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation.