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.  

Operational facets include overseeing the department’s 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 II
    • Departmental Staff Assistant II
    • Grants Specialist II
    • Accountant I
    • Pre-Audit Clerk
    • Program Support Technician II
    • Senior Account Clerk II
  • Records Section
    • Police Records Unit Supervisor
    • Police Records Analyst
    • Police Reports Reviewer II
    • Police Evidence Custodian I
    • Police Warrants Clerk
    • Weapons Registration Clerk
    • Police Records Clerk
  • Research & Development Section
    • Police Lieutenant
    • K-PAL/Community Relations Sergeant
    • School Resource Officer Sergeant
    • Research & Development Sergeant
    • Police Officer II
    • Police Equipment Maintenance Coordinator
    • IT Project Coordinator
  • Training Section
    • Police Lieutenant
    • Police Sergeant
    • Police Services Officer

Additional elements of the bureau

The bureau also has the following elements:

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 Lance Okasaki at (808) 241-1647.

Contact Numbers

Important Contact Numbers & Public Service Information:

Assistant Chief 241-1677
Captain 241-1646
Records Section  
Records Supervisor 241-1660
Police Records/Reports 241-1661
Legal Documents 241-1667
Evidence Section 241-1655
(lost/found; property release)
Firearms Registration 241-1663
(applications, permits, registration)
Research and Development Section  
Sergeant 241-1647

Training Section   
Training Lieutenant 241-1686

Training Section

The Training Section 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 2018 :

Investigative Trainings:

  • Traffic Crash Reconstruction
  • ICE Money Laundering/Jet Scan Training
  • Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Training
  • IED Training
  • CJC Webinar: Complaint Child Victims
  • Child Forensic Interviewer Training
  • General Dynamics of Child Sexual Abuse Training
  • Communication Techniques for Sexual Assault Cases
  • PATC Conference: Use of Force, Deadly Force, and Officer Involved Shootings
  • Infant Death Investigation & Prevention Training
  • HI LInX Train-the-Trainer
  • IA Pro/Blue Team Train-the-Trainer
  • FBI National Academy Associates Chapter
  • DNA for Investigators Training

Administrative Trainings:

Administrative Investigation Training
Transportable Repeater Inter-Operable Communication package
HI LInX Train-the-Trainer
IA Pro/Blue Team Train-the-Trainer
Leadership Development Course and STRIPES Training
Workshop: A Day in the Life of an Effective Supervisor
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

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