Kauai Police Department
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The Kauai Police Department is charged with the enforcement of
all federal, state, and local laws, and serving an island population
of about 60,000 residents and visitors.
Patrol Division Structure
The island of Kauai is subdivided into three districts and ten
Hanalei District (Sectors 1, 2, 3):
District Station: Next to Fire Station 1 in Hanalei
Boundaries: Ke'e Beach to Olohena Road in Kapaa.
Lihue District (Sectors 4, 5, 6):
District Station: Public Safety Building at 3990 Kaana Road,
Substation located in Kapaa at Kuhio Highway and Niu St.
Boundaries: Olohena Road in Kapaa to the Maluhia Tree Tunnel
(mile marker 7) of Kaumualii Highway
Waimea District (Sectors 7, 8, 9, 10)
District Station: Next to Fire Station 7 in Waimea
Boundaries: Maluhia Tree Tunnel (mile marker 7) of Kaumualii
Highway west to Polihale Beach
The Traffic Safety Unit falls under the Patrol Services Bureau.
Their primary task is to investigate all critical and fatal
No beat maps are available. All officers in that district primarily
patrol their assigned "sector", but may respond to any
call in any sector of their respective district.
All emergency services used VHF radio frequencies before switching
over to the Kauai 800 MHz Motorola SmartNet
trunked radio system in 1997.
Radio Call Signs
On duty officers assigned to a patrol sector use the callsigns
listed above. Additional patrol officers not assigned a patrol
sector use callsigns like Alpha 1, Bravo 1, Charlie 1, and Delta
1. Sergeants and above may identify themselves by their three
digit badge number.
The patrol division works three shifts: Midnight (2200-0645),
Day (0630-1445), and Evening (1430-2245).
Units test out with their sector number, car number, officer
last name, and portable number. The portable number coincides
with their badge number.
Police Chief Darryl Perry said in an October 2008 article of
The Garden Island that Kauai must expand their police beats to
provide better coverage to a growing population. The department
grew from eight to 10 beats in 1980, where it remained ever since.
Currently, four of the island’s 10 sectors fall on the North
Shore, two more in the greater Lihu‘e area, and four on the Westside.
There is a single patrol services officer covering each of those
10 beats at any one time, Perry said, with each beat requiring
four or five full-time patrol officers to provide coverage around
Perry wants to expand the departments number of beats from 10
to 18 in the next five to ten years.