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‘Top Cop’: Bello 11-04-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Office of the Chief
Harry S. Kubojiri
Phone: 961-2244
November 4, 2009

‘Top Cop’ Tod Bello

Media Release

The Law Enforcement & Security Coalition of Hawai’i has named Detective Tod Bello the "Top Cop" for Hawai’i County.

Bello was recognized for his work in battling the "ice" epidemic.

Bello, who was one of the original members of the Ice Task Force in 2003, is assigned to the Police Department’s Vice Section in Hilo. During the past year, his arrests led to 213 criminal cases, the disruption of two drug trafficking rings, and the recovery of more than one-and-a-half pounds of crystal methamphetamine and $98,755 in forfeitures.

Bello was honored for his excellence at the 25th Annual TOP COP Awards Banquet at the Manoa Grand Ballroom on October 21.