KPD News & Announcements

National Police Week
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as National Police Week. This year, May 13th -May 19th 2018 is designated as National Police Week. On Monday May 14th at 8:00 a.m. in the Lihue Civic Center Rotunda, the Honorable Mayor Bernard Carvalho will issue a proclamation in recognition of National Police Week.

On Wednesday May 16th at 8:30 a.m., the Kauai County Council will also recognize National Police Week.

Both events are open to the general public.
Alarm Registration
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The New False Alarm Bill is now available online. The answer to frequently asked questions can often be found in the ordinance. Please ensure that your application is completely filled out and signed before it is submitted. Incomplete applications will be returned. The $25.00 application fee needs to be submitted with the application.

KPD hosts Media Orientation
Thursday, May 11, 2017

On 4/12/2017, The Kauai Police Department hosted a media orientation day. This unprecedented event had attendees from KITV, KHON, and KHNL, as well as Civil Beat and The Garden Island Newspaper. The purpose of the orientation was to improve communication with the public and media, as well as offer a different perspective for civilians to consider when questioning why officers do what they do.


Overall, the media orientation was a huge success. Not only did the media participants learn something, but attendees from the law enforcement side got to hear perspectives from the media. The one consistent critique from the media participants was that we should have a media orientation annually, and that we stretch it out over the course of two days. With comments like that, it seems that we have accomplished our mission.

Surviving an Active Shooter Event
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Video on Active Shooter survival. This video was produced by LA County Sheriff's Department.

Example of Nigerian Scam letter
Monday, August 25, 2014

The following is an example of a recent Nigerian scam letter.KPD strongly warns the public against responding to such notifications.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Study finds signs of brain changes due to marijuana use.

Universal Seat Belt Law
Monday, August 12, 2013

The attached is a copy of the amended Mandatory Use of Seat Belt Law HRS 291-11.6. This bill was passed on May 02, 2013. The driver shall be cited for each passenger not utilizing the provided seat belts. This will include the driver as well as the front seat passenger and rear passengers.

New Requirements for Security Guards
Monday, July 1, 2013

State of Hawaii Requirements for Security Guards

Act 208

Scam Artist attempts to con Chief Darryl Perry
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Click on the attached link to hear or read a transcript of how a scam artist unknowingly contacted Chief of Police Darryl Perry in an attempt to con him. This particular scam is known as a Nigerain Scam. In this scam,  a large amount of money is promised, but only after the victim wires them money first to cover any taxes or processing fees.

Consumer Frauds and Scams |
Thursday, September 20, 2012

The attached link gives tips on how to protect yourself from consumer frauds and scams, as well as current scams to be aware of.

Surviving An Active Shooter Event
Monday, September 17, 2012

The following link shows different options to take when dealing with an active shooter scenario.

The Hawaii Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation website
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hawaii Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation Home Page

Dangers of Text Messaging and Driving
Saturday, January 8, 2011

A video on The Dangers of Text Messaging and Driving

Australian Drunk Driving Video
Monday, December 27, 2010
This is a link to an Australian Drunk Driving Video. Warning, some of the images are graphic.


Contact Info

Kauai Police Department
3990 Kaana Street, Suite 200
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 241-1711

Crime stoppers (808) 246-8300

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Chief's Message


Aloha and welcome! Thank you for making the time to visit the Kauai Police Department's website. On our island-home we marvel at the beauty that surrounds us and we take pride in keeping Kauai a safe and peaceful community. We also understand that there are social issues that require law enforcement presence.

On August 1, 2018, I was appointed as Kauai's Acting Police Chief, with the recent retirement of former Chief Darryl D. Perry. I look forward to the challenges that face us on a daily basis and have promised to move the Kauai Police Department toward a brighter future.

The Kauai Police Department's mission statement is the foundation of who we are and what we are about. We embrace community partnering to create a safer environment for our children and we are guided by the Hawaiian principle of PONO and the core values of Respect, Integrity, and Professionalism.

Our promise to you: We promise to treat each other with Respect and dignity. We promise to maintain uncompromising Integrity in our interactions with our community and in our personal lives. We promise to provide the highest level of Professionalism while on or off duty.

Please take your time to explore the information provided for you on our website. If you are a visitor to our island-home, visit our county website at and learn more about our rich history and diverse cultures. We are a unique community in that our early roots were derived from our plantation heritage; knitting many ethnicities and cultures together, forming who we are today.

The Aloha Spirit lives and is perpetuated throughout our community.

Again, mahalo for visiting us, and if you would like to offer suggestions on how we can provide better service or would just like to tell us something that's on your mind, please write or telephone at 241-1600.

E' Malama Pono, until we meet again,

Michael M. Contrades
Acting Chief of Police
Kauai Police Department

“The Kauai Police Department envisions a community that is free from the fear of crime; where our citizens and visitors trust, believe, and have confidence that our employees shall provide the highest level of professional services.”

Traffic Enforcement

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL MOVING 11033 8720 8420 7485 4786
SPEEDING 3112 2055 2343 2144  867
ALL OTHER MOVING 7921 6665 6077 4799 3494
OVUII 253 261 172 182  17
MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE (effective 5/23/10) 1323 828 692 542 425
TRUCK EQUIPMENT 396 152 129 112 61
TOTAL SEAT BELT & CHILD RESTRAINT 1626 958 788 635 499
SEAT BELT 1561 917 726 589 475
CHILD RESTRAINT 65 62 62 46 24 

* Statistical data as of September 30th, 2018