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Police chief to speak at Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce meeting

By Staff | Apr 2, 2015


KAHULUI – The Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce has invited Maui’s new chief of police, Tivoli Faaumu, to be the featured speaker at its April Membership Dinner.

At the event slated for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu, the chief will share his vision for the Maui Police Department with MNHCoC members and their guests.

The Maui Police Commission selected Faaumu to lead MPD in September of last year, and he has since worked diligently to establish open communication and engage with the community.

His career with the Maui Police Department began at the receiving desk in 1985. Upon graduating as a recruit, he was assigned to Lahaina as a patrol officer and later worked in the Vice Division.

A series of promotions took him from sergeant to Lanai district commander in 2005. He returned to Maui to serve as commander in the Communications Section before his promotion to captain in 2011, serving as district commander for the Kihei station.

Chief Faaumu received his Associate Degree in Administrative Justice from the University of Hawaii Maui College, his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Bellevue University in Nebraska, and his Master’s Degree in Homeland Security from American Military University in West Virginia. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico.

Born and raised in the Kingdom of Tonga, he came to Hawaii in 1978 as a student.

“We are quite honored to have Chief Faaumu come to speak with our members personally,” said MNHCoC President Doreen Pua Canto.

“When we hear about tension between the police and some Mainland communities, we feel especially fortunate to have someone like him leading the Maui Police Department. And we are especially proud to see a fellow Polynesian in such a key leadership role.”

Prepaid admission for the April Membership Dinner is $20 for members or $25 for non-members who pay online in advance. Advance payment may be made through PayPal on www.mnhcoc.org. Those who wish to pay at the door will be charged $25 for members and $30 for non-members. The fee includes a complete buffet dinner. A no-host bar opens at 5:30 p.m. for informal networking.

To reserve your spot, visit www.mnhcoc.org or call (808) 633-3079 by Sunday, April 12.