Five assigned to KPD Detention Center

LIHU‘E — Following weeks of training, a new set of public safety workers have been assigned to the Kaua‘i Police Department Detention Center.

The Detention Center is a temporary holding facility for detainees awaiting arraignment. It is a 24/7 operation, including weekends and holidays, a county press release said. In 2010, more than 3,000 individuals were processed in the facility for various offenses.

“We have had a staffing need at the Detention Center for quite some time and their commitment to be a part of this team will help us immensely in the processing of detainees,” said Assistant Chief Ale Quibilan of the Patrol Services Bureau.

The five public safety workers, Ronald Aceret, Matthew Beadle, Clyde Letreta, Arthur T. Styan and Creighton Tamagawa, took the Oath of Office administered by the Honorable Judge Randal Valenciano earlier this month.

With the completion of their training and the Oath of Office ceremony, all five men will now be assigned to the KPD Detention Center, which falls under the department’s Patrol Services Bureau. Training, which began April 18, included KPD policies, procedures, general orders, self defense, fire arms, CPR, first aid, conflict resolution and detention facility procedures and protocol.

“We are pleased to welcome such qualified individuals into our department,” Quibilan said.

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