MPD promotes three to rank of Sergeant

June 14, 2010, 4:32 PM HST · Updated June 14, 4:32 PM

The Maui Police Department today announced the promotion of three officers to the rank of Sergeant.  The list includes Myles Won of the Wailuku Patrol Division, Randy Esperanza of the Vice Narcotics Division and Nelson Hamilton with Lanai Patrol.  Chief Gary Yabuta made the announcement today, with each promotion to Detective/Sergeant set to take effect on Wednesday June 16th, 2010.

From left to right: Sgt. Randy Esperanza, Sgt. Myles Won, and Sgt. Nelson Hamilton. Photos courtesy Maui Police Department.

Sergeant Won began his career with the Maui Police Department 15 ½ years ago as a patrol officer in the Lahaina District.  He then transferred to the Wailuku Patrol District where he was worked in the Department’s Crime Reduction Unit and Field Training Program.  Sgt. Won will take up his new promotion with the Lanai Patrol District.


Sergeant Randy Esperanza, is a 14 ½ year veteran of the Maui Police Department.  He began his career with the Wailuku Patrol Division and was assigned to the Molokai District in 1997 as a patrol officer.  After serving one year in Molokai, he was assigned to Lahaina Patrol for the next four years where he became a member of the Special Response Team and a Field Training Officer.  In 2001 he transferred to the Vice Narcotics Division.  Sergeant Esperanza will be assigned to Molokai Patrol District.

Sergeant Nelson Hamilton, moved to the island of Maui to join the Police Department in 1998.  He began his patrol duties in Wailuku, and in 1999 was assigned to the District of Lanai where he took up an interest in Narcotics investigations.  He has been the senior officer for majority of the search warrants served on the island of Lanai.  He will serve the first year of his new assignment in the District of Molokai.


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