A Milwaukee Police Detective is receiving the 2012 Narcotics Interdiction Officer of the Year award from the International Narcotics Interdiction Association.
MPD Detective Eugene S. Nagler, currently assigned to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) will receive his award on May 16 in Tampa, Fla. at the INIA’s annual conference.
Det. Nagler and his K-9 partner, Duke, is a sought-after instructor in the area of narcotics interdiction and trap vehicles. Since 2004, he and Duke have seized more than $5 million in cash, more than 86,000 grams of cocaine and more than 31,000 grams of opium. Duke has done 683 law enforcement callouts – known as “sniffs.” He has sniffed out drugs, 178 firearms and more than 70,000 rounds of ammunition. Det. Nagler and Duke alone were responsible for more than $300,000 worth of seized assets in 2011.
Det. Nagler is a highly skilled and dedicated professional law enforcement officer who excels in the world of narcotics interdiction. He is ethical and fair in his enforcement efforts, earning him the trust and respect of his colleagues and even some of the suspects he arrests.
“I have had the privilege to have Gene in my command for the past three years,” said MPD Capt. Anthony Smith. “The standard he has set in both his professional and personal life is certainly a high one. He’s what’s good about being a cop.”