While conducting pro-active patrol in the early morning hours of his shift Officer Banke observed a suspicious vehicle in front of a closed business. Upon making contact with the driver Officer Banke observed a garbage bag on the passenger seat full of copper pipe. Further investigation revealed the suspect had a suspended driver’s license and was on probation for burglary. Officer Banke’s proactivity, as it relates to this encounter, led to the arrest of a known burglar and the possible prevention of additional crimes. It is for these reasons he is being awarded an Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation.