The Patrol Services
Bureau, regarded as the “backbone of the department,” is responsible for
providing first responder police services throughout the island of Kaua’i. They
engage in the preservation of the public peace, prevention of crimes, and the
pursuit of offenders. PSB enforces State and County laws and ordinances and
protects the rights of individuals. PSB accomplishes this while maintaining the
department’s mission of treating people with respect.
The bureau is divided
into three (3) main districts, Kawaihau, Lihue, and Waimea. The bureau also has
four vital support sections: Traffic Safety Section, Communications/Dispatch
Center, Detention Center/Holding Facility and Domestic Violence Intervention
Coordinator. These districts and sections operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a
The Traffic Safety
Section is responsible for traffic enforcement and investigating major traffic
collisions involving serious injuries or fatalities. They assist with various
community events throughout the island which may have a traffic related concern
and conduct car seat checks island wide. The Abandoned and Derelict Vehicle
Coordinator position is now under the Traffic Safety Section.
Communications/Dispatch Center is responsible for dispatching the entire County
of Kaua’i Police, Fire and Medical personnel, as well as other county agencies
Center/Holding Facility is responsible for providing continuous supervision and
security for individuals being held within police custody.
The Domestic Violence
Intervention Coordinator primary area of responsibility is as a special case
manager for all incidents of family, child and elder abuse, as well as
protective order and temporary restarting order violations.