Four Maui Police Officers Promoted to Sergeant

June 14, 2016, 2:07 PM HST · Updated June 14, 2:10 PM
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Four Maui Police Department Officers were promoted to the rank of Sergeant including: John K. Sang (top left), Eduardo Bayle Jr. (bottom right), Jan Pontanilla (bottom left) and Grant Nakamura (top right).

Four Maui Police Department Officers were promoted to the rank of Sergeant including: John K. Sang (top left), Eduardo Bayle Jr. (bottom right), Jan Pontanilla (bottom left) and Grant Nakamura (top right).

Four Maui Police Department Officers were promoted to the rank of Sergeant. The promotions take effect on Thursday, June 16, 2016.  The promotions include: John K. Sang, Eduardo Bayle Jr., Jan Pontanilla and Grant Nakamura.

John K. Sang is a fifteen year veteran of the Maui Police Department, who joined the department in 2000. He is originally from Waimanalo on Oʻahu and graduated from Kailua High School and Windward Community College.  In the fifteen years he has served, he has had assignments in patrol on Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi. His most recent assignment was as a training officer with the Plans, Training, Research & Development Section. In his new capacity, he will be assigned to the Community Relations Section.

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Eduardo Bayle Jr. has been a member of the Maui Police Department since 2005.  He has worked as a Patrol Officer in Lahaina for ten years and is also currently a member of the Special Response Team. He has been a Field Training Officer, a less-lethal weapons instructor and a physical fitness instructor.  He is a graduate of King Kekaulike High School.  In his new capacity, he will remain in the Lahaina Patrol District.

Jan Pontanilla has been a member of the Maui Police Department since 2008. She is a graduate of Maui High School and the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. She has served in the Wailuku and Molokaʻi Patrol Districts and as a Community Police Officer. She is also a member of the Highway Incident Traffic Team, Clandestine Laboratory Response Team and Specialized Emergency Enforcement Detail. She will remain in the Wailuku Patrol District.

Grant Nakamura has been a member of the Maui Police Department since 2009. He is a graduate of Baldwin High School and Iowa State University. He has had assignments in the Wailuku Patrol District and Vice Division and has been a member of the Special Response Team.  He will remain in the Vice Division.

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