Administrative and Technical Bureau Mission

The overall mission of the Administrative and Technical Bureau is to provide support services to other police elements within the department, as part of a concerted effort to assist them in attaining their goals and objectives. Equally significant are bureau services that are provided directly to the public, especially via the Records and Community Relations sections.

Administrative and Technical Bureau Overview

The authorized strength of the bureau is presently at twenty-three, including seven sworn officers and sixteen civilian positions.  Assistant Chief Robert Gausepohl is  the overall Commander of the Administrative & Technical Bureau.

Operational facets include overseeing the department’s nearly 25 million dollar budget, maintaining payroll, and keeping pace with personnel, human relations, and workplace environment issues. The Training section coordinates all official department training, including the police academy for newly hired recruits.

Recruitment and retention of personnel, especially sworn police officers, remains a high priority for the department, with the Training, Research & Development, and Personnel Sections taking lead roles in addressing this critical area.

Sections of the bureau

The bureau is comprised of the following sections:

  • Fiscal and Personnel Section
    • Fiscal Officer
    • Departmental Personnel Assistant
    • Account clerk
  • Identification Section
    • Lieutenant
    • Fleet Coordinator
  • Records Section
    • Unit Supervisor
    • Police Warrants Clerk
    • Police Evidence Custodian II
    • Police Records Reviewer
    • Weapons Registration Clerk
    • Police Evidence Clerk
    • Clerk
    • Identification technician III
  • Research & Development Section
  • Training Section
    • Lieutenant

Additional elements of the bureau

The bureau also has the following elements:

  • Community Relations
  • Telecommunications
  • AFIS - Fingerprint Data/Analysis
  • Evidence
  • Firearms
  • Fleet Maintenance

Neighborhood Watch Program

WARNING All suspicious persons and activities are immediately reported to our Police Department. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH. WE LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER!

The key to success in any Neighborhood Watch Program are the Participants' willingness to "Look Out For Each Other" and the ability of each individual Participant to see what is suspicious, then immediately report it. For information regarding starting a Neighborhood Watch Program, contact Sergeant Michael Nii at (808) 241-1669.

Contact Numbers

Important Contact Numbers & Public Service Information:

Assistant Chief 241-1651
Captain 241-1646
Records Section  
Records Supervisor 241-1660
Police Records/Reports 241-1661
Legal Documents 241-1665
Evidence Section 241-1655
(lost/found; property release)
Firearms Registration 241-1663
(applications, permits, registration)
Research and Development Section  
Lieutenant (recruitment ) 241-1674
Community Relations Sergeant 241-1669

          (crime presentations, neighborhood watch, station tours, community events)

Training Section   
Training Lieutenant 241-1649

Training Section

Lieutenant Todd Tanaka is in command of the Training Section, which continues to progress in improving services and programs to address areas of increased liability risk for the Kauai Police Department. The section also provides quality training programs for personnel in an effort to keep up with the continuously advancing technological field of criminal investigations.

More than 15,000 hours of training involving 79 different training sessions was provided to police personnel throughout 2011. Some of the specialized courses included:

The following courses were taught in 2013 :

Investigative Trainings:

Children's Justice Center
Law Enforcement Wiretapping 101
Computers, Digital Evidence and Internet
Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) Training
Tactical Narcotics Debriefing
Multi-Disciplinary Response to High Risk Victims
Introduction to HURREVAC 2010
Medical Issues in Child Maltreatment for the non-medical team member
JIMS Bench Warrant Training
Behavior Recognition Training
FBI National Academy Associates Chapter
Tactic for Narcotic Teams
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
General Dynamics of Child Abuse
Death and Homicide Investigation
Crime Scene Investigation and Trial Practice in Negligent Homicide Traffic Accident Cases
Luminol Chemiluminescence test training
Investigative Interviews in Child Sexual Assault
Excess of Access: Using Practical Theories to manage Digital Risks
Recognition, Prevention and management of Excited Delirium
Drugs, Trends, and Indoor Marijuana Grows Course
Integrated Ballistics Information System
Smart Draw C.A.D. Crime Scene Sketch Software

Administrative Trainings:

Administrative Investigation Training
Transportable Repeater Inter-Operable Communication package
WMD Advanced Tactical Operations: Safe and effective response to Terroristic Incidents briefing
Project Safe Neighborhoods US Attorney’s Office
Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
Incident Command Center Vehicle (ICCV) set up/operation orientation
NCIC Training
McGruff and Scruff Character Training
Customer Service Training
ASSIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills
Disney’s Approach to Quality Service
Incident Command System – 400
Notarizing Made Simple: State of Hawai‘i Notary Seminar
HR Basics for New Practitioners and Small Businesses
Grant Writing Workshop
Supervisory Training Regimen in Preparation and Education of Sergeants
Improving Services to Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Franklin Covey's "7 Habits for law Enforcement

Qualification Trainings:

Special Services Team – monthly Training
Clandestine Laboratory Investigation re-certification
Stalker DSR2X User Certification
Simunition Scenario Instructor and Safety Certification Course
PPCT Instructor Re-certification
PPCT Officer Re-certification
Quantifit Respirator Fit Tester User training
Electric Gun “Taser” Officer Re-certifications
Field Training Officer Certification
Firearms Qualification low light, no light
Glock Pistol Armorers Course
Crisis Negotiators