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Maui Police Promote Orikasa to Captain

November 10, 2014, 3:42 PM HST
* Updated November 10, 3:45 PM
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Stephen Orikasa. Photo courtesy Maui Police.

Stephen Orikasa. Photo courtesy Maui Police.

By Maui Now Staff

The Maui Police Department today announced the promotion of Stephen Orikasa to the rank of captain.

The 23-year veteran of the department began his career in 1991, and after graduating from the Police Recruit Academy, was assigned to the Lahaina and Wailuku patrol divisions.

Police say Orikasa was assigned to the crime reduction unit, and then to the vice division, while serving as a member of clandestine laboratory team.

In 2002 Orikasa was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was assigned to the Lānaʻi patrol district where he served for a year before returning to Maui.


Other assignments included: receiving desk sergeant; administrative sergeant for Wailuku patrol; sergeant at the criminal investigation division; Lieutenant and commander of the Hāna patrol district; member of the crisis negotiator unit; and coordinator of the Maui Police Department’s peer support team.


Orikasa’s promotion to captain took effect on Nov. 1, 2014.

He is currently assigned as the Commander of the Kīhei Patrol District.

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