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Chief Tivoli Faaumu is Featured Speaker at MNHCoC April Membership Dinner
New MPD Head to Speak at Maui Tropical Plantation
KAHULUI, HI – The Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce has invited Maui’s new Chief of Police, Tivoli Faaumu to be the featured speaker at its April Membership Dinner. Slated for 5:30 PM, Tuesday, April 14 at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu, the chief will share his vision for the Maui Police Department with MNHCoC members and their guests.
The Maui Police Commission selected Faaumu to lead MPD in September of last year and he has since worked diligently to establish open communication and engage with the community. His career with the Maui Police Department began at the receiving desk in 1985. Upon graduating as a recruit, he was assigned to Lahaina as a patrol officer and later worked in the Vice Division. A series of promotions took him from sergeant to Lāna‘i District Commander in 2005.
He returned to Maui to serve as commander in the Communications section before his promotion to captain in 2011 serving as district commander for the Kīhei station. Chief Faaumu received his AA degree in Administrative Justice from UH Maui College, his BS in Business Management from Bellevue University in Nebraska, and his MA degree in Homeland Security from American Military University in West Virginia. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico. Born and raised in the Kingdom of Tonga, he came to Hawai‘i in 1978 as a student.
“We are quite honored to have Chief Faaumu come to speak with our members personally,” said MNHCoC President Doreen Pua Canto. “When we hear about tension between the police and some mainland communities, we feel especially fortunate to have someone like him leading the Maui Police Department. And we are especially proud to see a fellow Polynesian in such a key leadership role.”
Prepaid admission for the April Membership Dinner is $20 for members or $25 for non-members who pay online in advance. Advance payment may be made through PayPal on www.mnhcoc.org. Those who wish to pay at the door will be charged $25 for members and $30 for non-members. The fee includes a complete buffet dinner A no-host bar opens at 5:30 for informal networking.
MNHCoC’s mission is “to promote and sustain Hawaiian values and culture, and enhance the socio-economic status of Native Hawaiians in business and as individuals.” Membership is open to anyone with an interest in perpetuating the spirit of Aloha through commerce, culture and community. The Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce welcomes Hawaiians and Hawaiians at Heart to share in their mission.