Maui Police Officer, Joy Medeiros will be honored along with other state, local and federal law enforcement representatives at the 57th Annual Hawaii State Law Enforcement Officer Association Conference later this week. Medeiros is the Maui Police Department’s selection for the 2010 HSLEOA Officer of the Year Award. She will be honored at the upcoming HSLEOA conference taking plae this Friday, September 24th at the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club.
Officer Medeiros is a five year veteran of the Maui Police Department. She began her law enforcement career with the MPD on September 16, 2005, as a member of the 65th Recruit Class. She is currently working as a patrol officer in District I- Wailuku, where she issued over 750 citiations in one year for various offenses. Medeiros was also selected as the Wailuku District Officer for the 2nd Quarter of 2009. Prior to her assignment in Wailuku, she worked as a patrol officer in the Hana district from July 2007 to July 2008. Aside from her work in patrol, Medeiros also participates as a recruit class instructor in Arrest and Defense Tactics, Physical Fitness, Reality-Based Training, and Officer Safety.
During her off-duty time, she volunteers as a keiki and adult hula instructor and is a board member for the Na Maka O’ Pu’uwai Aloha Hula and Performing Arts Studio.