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Public Weighs in on Police Chief Selection

May 7, 2009, 10:06 AM HST
* Updated January 6, 11:28 AM
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The Maui Police commission heard testimony yesterday (Wednesday, May 6, 2009) from more than a dozen people speaking on behalf of three applicants being considered for Chief of Police.

Candidates for the post include Deputy Chief Gary Yabuta, Traffic Section Lt. Bobby Hill and former police Capt. Paul Winters.

The commission will hear public testimony again next Wednesday on May 13th.  The selection of a new chief is expected on to be announced on May 20th.

The post is being vacated by the departure of Police Chief Tom Phillips who retires on June 1st after 33 years with the department.

(by Wendy OSHER © 2009)

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