There are 21 new officers among the ranks of the Maui Police Department. Today in Waikapu, 21 members of the 79th Recruit Class of the Maui Police Department graduated and were sworn in to help keep peace on the World’s Favorite Island…all four islands strong. The ceremony and luncheon took place at the King Kamehameha Golf Clubhouse.
Twenty-one recruits completed eight months of intense physical and academic training before graduating and receiving their badges. The new officers are:
Pedro CACHO Jr.
Special awards went to the following Officers:
Scholastic Achievement Award- Michael MEREDITH
Neil T. ENDO Firearms Award- Jonathan GREEN
M. Cecil “Rusty” DICKENSON Award for Physical Fitness- Kahiapo KAUHAAHAA
Sensei Shinichi SUZUKI Arrest Defense Tactics Award- Michael MEREDITH
Best Notebook Award- Emmett KAWAHARA
Outstanding Recruit Award- Matthew SEGAULT
The Maui Police Department would also like to give special recognition and appreciation to Chief Gary YABUTA. This was Chief YABUTA’s last Recruit Class to graduate under his command. Chief YABUTA will be retiring this summer.