Kanemitsu Promoted to Maui Police Captain
Maui Police Department Lieutenant Donald Kanemitsu was promoted to the rank of Captain in the latest round of promotions announced by Chief Gary Yabuta today.
Kanemitsu is a 20 year veteran with the department and most recently served in the Criminal Intelligence Unit, where he has served in three separate assignments as a Patrol Officer, Sergeant and Lieutenant.
Kanemitsu joined the department in December of 1989. As a Patrol Officer he was assigned to the Wailuku Patrol District, Lahaina Patrol District, Lahaina Patrol’s Crime Reduction Unit and the Criminal Intelligence Unit.
Following his promotion to the rank of Sergeant he was assigned to the Molokai Patrol District, Wailuku Receiving Desk, Criminal Investigation Division and the Criminal Intelligence Unit. When rising to the rank of Lieutenant, he served as the Communications Section Commander, Lanai Patrol District Commander, Community Relations Section Commander and lastly the Criminal Intelligence Unit Commander.
In his new capacity as Captain, that took effect on February 1, 2010, Kanemitsu is being assigned as the District Commander of the Kihei Patrol District.