Today, eight members of Maui Police Department’s 80th Recruit Class were honored in a graduation ceremony at a luncheon held at the Maui Beach Hotel, Kahului.
Eight Recruits completed eight months of intense physical and academic training before graduating and receiving their badges. The new officers are:
- Officer Bethany CRAVALHO
- Officer Shaun SHIRAKI
- Officer Manual SORCY
- Officer Devin SCHOEPPNER
- Officer Matthew NAEOLE
- Officer Kawika ORNELLAS
- Officer Dumitru VANDICI
- Officer Jacob KARTCHNER
Family and friends beamed while the new career-oriented officers were honored for their diligence through more than 1,300 hours of wind-ranging training. Training that included being on the receiving end of a taser hit. They each knew it was coming but the experience was designed to familiarize officers with the might of the tools they have available. Each also got a shot or two of mace – again – for the experience.
We’ll have the complete high-definition video story this weekend on Maui TV News.