On January 16, 2015, David Silva was promoted to the Rank of Captain and assigned as the Commander of Criminal Investigation Division. He succeeds Former Lt. John Jacubczak in that position, who has been promoted to Assistant Chief.
David Silva began his career with the Maui Police Department in 1987. After graduating from the Police Recruit Academy, for a short stint he was assigned to the Lahaina Patrol Division. He was then assigned to Hana Patrol Division. After completing his year in Hana, he was again assigned to Lahaina Patrol where he stayed for six years. While in Lahaina he served as a Field Training Officer. In 1995 Silva transferred to the Juvenile Division as an investigator.
In 1996 Silva was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the Molokai Patrol District. After a year, in 1997, Silva was assigned to Wailuku Patrol Division. As a Sergeant/Detective, Silva served in Internal Affairs, the Criminal Investigation and the Juvenile Divisions.
In 2011 Silva was promoted to Lieutenant and was assigned to the Traffic Division. A year later, he transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division-Lahaina and then to the Criminal Investigation Division-Kihei.
During his career, David Silva has been awarded several honors including, the Silver Medal of Valor in 1991 and the Hawaii State Law Enforcement Officer of the Year – Maui in 2009.
David Silva has served as a member of the Special Response Team, the Crisis Negotiation Unit and served as an Instructor for Arrest and Defense Tactics.
Silva is married to Debbie and has two daughters Celeste and Tiffany. He also has a granddaughter Mahina.