Maui Police Department
Nationally Accredited Since 1996
In 1989, former Chief Howard Tagomori introduced the accreditation program for law enforcement agencies to his command staff. On February 22, 1990, a contract was signed between the County of Maui and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, making the Maui Police Department the first law enforcement agency in Hawaii to be an applicant in the law enforcement accreditation program.
The Maui Police Department chose to undergo accreditation to exhibit to the citizens of Maui County that it continues to be a leader in modern policing in America. The high standard under which our department operates has, through accreditation, proven to be in compliance with those developed and disseminated by professionals in the field of law enforcement.
Law enforcement has never before developed a process by which it can be judged in accordance with strict, well-formulated and uniformed national standards. This process seals and reinforces the commitment that our department has made to its citizenry for professional excellence.
Public confidence in our department is dependent on continually proving that it is in the top echelon of law enforcement agencies in the country and successful completion of this process has warranted trust. On August 3, 1996, at the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies meeting in Des Moine, Iowa, the Maui Police Department was granted accreditation by the commission after having completed a successful on-site assessment in which the department complied with 410 applicable law enforcement standards.