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Ask the Mayor: Is There a Maui Police Homeless Liaison?

March 30, 2015, 1:07 PM HST
* Updated April 6, 11:39 AM
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Maui Police crime graphic by Wendy Osher.

Maui Police crime graphic by Wendy Osher.

The mayor answers questions from the public in this series.

By Mayor Alan Arakawa

Q: Savannah, Georgia, is one city where a police officer is assigned to be a homeless liaison, the way Maui Police Department has School Resource Officers to build relationships with schools and students. Has there been any discussion of a similar position in MPD?

A: The Maui Police Department’s Community Police Officers (CPOs) are an excellent resource for both the public and for our county departments and frequently provide assistance with homeless individuals. The officers, who are assigned to different districts in Maui County, attend community meetings and town hall meetings and receive specialized training for assessing and responding to the myriad issues our communities face.

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Submit your questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email at [email protected], by phone at 270-7855 or by mail to 200 S. High St., 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the Ask the Mayor column.

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