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Commission to Finalize Maui Police Chief Selection on Friday

September 4, 2014, 6:05 AM HST
* Updated September 5, 5:31 PM
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Maui Police Commission meeting in executive session, 9/4/14 photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui Police Commission meeting in executive session, 9/4/14 photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

The Maui Police Commission will reconvene its meeting on Friday, Sept. 5, to finalize its decision on the selection of the Police Chief.

The meeting will reconvene in executive session before going into regular session.

Today commission members emerged from two full days of testimony, interviews with candidates, and several hours of deliberation at a private meeting room at the Maui Beach Hotel in Kahului.

The six finalists being considered for the post include: Acting Police Chief Clayton Tom; Assistant Chief Victor Ramos; Captain Tivoli Faaumu; Retired Assistant Chief Larry Hudson; Retired Major from the Honolulu Police Department Moana Heu; and retired NewYork Police Department Lieutenant Chuck Tsang.

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They are seeking to fill the vacancy created by the departure of Chief Gary Yabuta who retired from the post on July 31 to take on employment at the federal level as director for the Hawaiʻi High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program in Honolulu.

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Tomorrow’s meeting reconvenes at 9 a.m. at the Maui Police Department, Wailuku Station, Chief’s Conference Room.

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The Maui Police Commission met at the Maui Beach Hotel for two days of executive session, 9/4/14 photo by Wendy Osher.

The Maui Police Commission met at the Maui Beach Hotel for two days of executive session, 9/4/14 photo by Wendy Osher.

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