Maui Police Promote Four to Rank of Lieutenant
By Maui Now Staff
The Maui Police Department announced the promotion of four sergeants to the rank of lieutenant today. The list includes: Richard Rodriguez, Darrell Ramos, Reid Pursley and Jamie Winfrey.
All promotions are scheduled to take effect on June 1, 2015.
Darrell Ramos is a 23 year veteran of the Maui Police Department. Ramos began his career with the MPD in 1992, and after graduating from the Police Recruit Academy, he worked in the Wailuku Patrol Division for 13 years. In 2005, Ramos was assigned to the Kalama Intermediate School as a School Resource Officer; where he served for three years, before being promoted to the rank of sergeant. Upon being promoted in July 2008, Ramos served two years in the District of Molokaʻi, as a field supervisor. In July of 2010, Ramos was re-assigned to the Wailuku Patrol Division as a field supervisor, until March of 2011 when he started his assignment in the Criminal Investigation Division as a Detective in the Lahaina District. In May of 2012, Ramos was transferred to Wailuku Criminal Investigation Division and assigned as a Sex Crimes Detective. During the assignment, he acquired specialized training in the field of Child Forensic Interviews. Ramos is married to his wife TammyAnn and they have a son Darrell Jr. and two daughters, Kierstin Rose and Tehya.
Jamie Winfrey began her career with the Maui Police Department in 1994. As a 21-year veteran of the department, Winfrey has worked in various divisions. After graduating from the Police Recruit Academy, she worked in the Wailuku Patrol Division and in 1995, transferred to Molokaʻi. While on the Friendly Isle, Winfrey served in patrol for six years and worked for eight years as a School Resource Officer at Molokaʻi High School. In June 2008, Winfrey was promoted to sergeant and served as a field supervisor on Molokaʻi. In April 2012, Winfrey was re-assigned to Molokaʻi’s Criminal Investigation Division. Winfrey has two children, Joshua and Courtney.
Richard Rodriguez: During his career, Rodriguez has been a field training officer, a firearms instructor, a marksman with the Special Response Team, and an active shooter instructor. He also earned a degree in Administration of Justice through the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College. Rodriguez is a 17 year veteran of the department and began his career in March 1998. After graduating from the Police Recruit Academy, he worked in the Wailuku and Kīhei Patrol Districts until September 1999, when he was transferred to the Molokaʻi Patrol District. After working on Molokaʻi for one year, he was re-assigned to the Kīhei Patrol District where he worked for about six years before transferring to the Juvenile Crime Prevention Division as a juvenile investigator. In May 2008, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and was transferred to the Hāna Patrol Division, where he worked as a field supervisor for one year. Rodriguez then transferred to the Wailuku Criminal Investigation Division where he worked as a detective in property crimes for about a year, before being re-assigned as a detective with the sex crimes unit. Rodriguez served in CID for about five years, then transferred to the Juvenile Crime Prevention Division as a supervisor, until his promotion to lieutenant. Rodriguez is married to Nellani and has four children: Aileen, Damian, Lena, and Deana Lee.
Reid Pursley is a 15 year veteran of the Maui Police Department. He was hired in 2000 and was a member of the 54th Recruit Class. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the Kīhei Patrol District before being transferred to Molokaʻi Patrol. He returned to Maui in 2002 and was assigned to Wailuku Patrol for the next five years. In 2007, Pursely was promoted to an investigator, with the Vice Gambling and Morals Unit, and was promoted again in 2010 to the rank of sergeant. His first assignment as a sergeant was to Lahaina Patrol where he remained for a short time until he was transferred to the Criminal Intelligence Unit. Pursley has been assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Unit since 2010. He is married to his wife Kiana, and they have four kids: Kana, Keoana, Kiare, and Khloe.