Maui Police To Increase Traffic Enforcement During Holiday Season

Keith Taguma Kushman Maui Police Department

Bet you didn’t see this one coming: the Maui Police Department’s Traffic Section will boost their traffic enforcement during the last two weeks of November. ” Officers will be on the lookout for those who are speeding, not wearing seatbelts, and using Mobile Electronic Devices while driving,” said Sergeant William Hankins of the Maui PD’s Traffic […]

Maui PD Releases ‘Stop Or Get Stopped’ Campaign Results

And yet another cutesy-titled Maui Police campaign has come to a close. You can breathe easier, kids: the MPD’s 14-day “Stop or Get Stopped” push against people who run red lights and stop signs is over. “As with all of our traffic enforcement campaigns our goal is to raise awareness, educate the public as well […]

Maui Police Launch Another Law Enforcement Campaign With A Cutesy Name*


The Maui Police Department, which previously brought you the law enforcement campaign “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” has come up with yet another operation with a cutesy name. From Oct. 6-19, the MPD will conduct a “Stop or Get Stopped”** campaign that, according to an Oct. 1 department news release, is “focused on motorists […]

TONIGHT: New Maui PD Chief Tivoli Faaumu Appearing Live On Akaku

Chief Faaumu

If you’re curious about what newly minted Maui PD Chief Tivoli Faaumu thinks about law enforcement, then you might want to tune into Akaku Channel 55 tonight at 5pm (you can also see it on and hear it on K-AKU 88.5 on your FM dial). Shaggy Jenkins will interview Faaumu live. Worried that Faaumu won’t talk about […]

QuizUnderstood: Four Maui PD Officers Did WHAT At The Lahaina Station?


1. On Sept. 5, the University of Hawaii sent out a news release saying that grad student Mohuhano “Mo” Tu‘ikolongahau had just won the 2014 Hawaii Woodshow’s Spirit of the Show Award for “the most creative use of underutilized Hawaii-grown non-native wood species.” What did Tu‘ikolongahau make that won him the award? A. Table B. […]

Maui Robocops: Looking at the militarization of the Maui Police Department


Imagine a robot that can maneuver through a building, climbing stairs and opening doors. Imagine that it can record what it sees and talk to people. Now imagine that it can hold and use a firearm. If that sounds like science fiction, think again: the Maui Police Department recently took possession of a robot that […]

Maui PD Makes 240 Arrests During ‘Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign


Considering it was a concerted local effort on behalf of a national campaign, you’d think the Maui Police Department would have arrested more people for drunk driving as part of its recent “Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” push. But according to a Sept. 2 news release from the department, just 57 out of the […]

Quizunderstood: Who Wants To Be Maui Police Chief?


1. On Aug. 18, The Maui News reported that “nearly 20 people” had applied to be the new Maui Police Chief, though the newspaper said it could only confirm eight names. Which of the following was NOT among those eight the paper said want to be the next Maui Chief? A. Deputy Chief Clayton Tom […]

Maui PD To Start Big DUI Crackdown TONIGHT


Starting tonight and running through Sept. 1, the Maui Police Department will be undertaking a “crackdown” on drunk driving, as part of the nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. “We are sending a message and we want the people of Maui County to know the Maui Police Department does not tolerate impaired driving,” […]

Maui News Says It’s News When Cops Refuse To Name Shooter, Unless It’s Here


Was it just me, or did anyone else find the above Associated Press story about the recent shooting in Ferguson, Missouri that ran in today’s Maui News to be bitterly funny? Of course, there’s nothing funny about the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Or the fact that residents and activists are outraged over the death and the […]