Maui restarting community policing program

By Associated Press

POSTED: 07:39 p.m. HST, Jun 13, 2011

WAILUKU >> A community policing program is being restarted in areas of Maui that had been without those resources for several years.

Maui News reported today four new community policing officers have been working since the beginning of the month in Central Maui and Upcountry areas.

Maui police spokesman Lt. Wayne Ibarra says the officers are covering broader geographic areas than in the past, doing the work of what nine officers did before.

As officers were promoted or retired, some community policing positions were left vacant.

Issues the new community policing officers are tackling include nighttime noise at neighborhood parks and helping public housing administrators document any problems.

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