Cummings named KPD Officer of the Month

LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i Police Chief Darryl Perry, along with the county Police Commission, presented the department’s Officer of the Month recognition to Sgt. Kenneth Cummings at Friday morning’s Police Commission meeting at the Pi‘ikoi Building.

Cummings is being recognized as the Officer of the Month for his accomplishments as a public servant and his superior performance in criminal investigations and traffic enforcement, a news release states.

According to the award announcement, the Waimea/Koloa district squad, under Cummings’ leadership, has made 314 arrests since the start of the year, 72 arrests for felony offenses, 233 misdemeanors and nine OVUII arrests. In addition, his squad has issued 1,252 citations and were assigned 1,638 cases to investigate.

They initiated 19 drug-related search warrants, the most of any unit under the Patrol Services Bureau.

Aside from their dedication to law enforcement, Cummings’ squad has participated in numerous presentations at local schools and various neighborhood board meetings.

“These activities are directly contributing to the improved safety of the communities within this district,” said Lt. Richard Rosa. “Sgt. Cummings leads his team by example and dedicates himself to the community, the Kaua‘i Police Department and his fellow officers.”

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