Guardian Angels’ leadership changes

The Alliance of Guardian Angels recently announced at its regional conference in Po‘ipu that Kaua‘i chapter founder and commanding officer Glenn Kapahu has stepped down to focus on other humanitarian activities, a news release states.

International Coordinator Keiji Oda of Japan, in collaboration with Hawai‘i supervisor Ricardo Garcia of Honolulu, made the announcement naming long-time Kekaha resident Calvin Lagazo as the new commanding officer.

Elaine Albertson of Waimea remains as executive officer. Kapahu remains a patrol member, the release states.

The Guardian Angels are a nonprofit, volunteer organization providing community safety and crime-prevention services.

The organization is global, headquartered in New York since 1979 and now serving over 140 cities in 14 countries, the release states.

The Kaua‘i chapter has been operational for five years, and was honored at the conference with commentary from police, fire, government and community leaders recognizing excellence in training, performance, and commitment.

The Guardian Angels chapter on Kaua‘i can be contacted via CO Calvin Lagazo at 651-5729, or XO Elaine Albertson at 652-0258, or by writing to PO Box 64, Waimea, HI 96796.

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