Offices and Contact
KPD's Lihue District office is located on the first floor of the KPD Headquarters in Lihue, 3990 Kaana Street, Suite #200.
The District Commander is Lieutenant Trent Shimabukuro. He can be contacted at (808) 241-1638 or e-mail: email@example.com.
There are 3 squads of officers, which make up the Lihue District, each covering one of three shifts. When fully staffed, the Lihue District is composed of:
- One (1) Lieutenant (also known as a District Commander)
- Three (3) Sergeants
- Twenty-one (21) Police Officers
- One (1) full-time Clerk
- One (1) part-time Clerk
Areas of Oversight
The Lihue District provides police services from the south to the east side of Kauai, starting at the Maluhia Tree Tunnel (at about the 7 mile marker of Kaumuali’i Hwy), to Kukui Street in Kapaa Town, a stretch of roadway about 16 miles long. Everything mauka (mountain) to makai (ocean) along this stretch falls within the Lihue District. It incorporates the two busiest and most populated areas of Kauai, the Kapaa and Lihue communities, including Puhi, Nawiliwili, Hanamaulu, and Wailua. There are two main business districts, two high schools, two middle schools, two elementary schools, and a private school as well.
Some of the popular attractions in this district include Kalapaki Beach, Wailua Falls, Opaekaa Falls, beaches and hiking trails. These areas sometimes become the targets of thieves.
The Lihue District is committed to the following:
- Providing professional and quality service to our citizens and visitors alike; responding to calls for assistance in a timely manner, conducting thorough investigations, and making arrests or issuing citations when necessary,
- Being respectful and courteous, maintaining a positive attitude, and accepting the social and cultural differences of our citizens and visitors,
- Being proactive in efforts to curb and reduce crimes and other violations in the various areas of our district, making our neighborhoods a safer place,
- Embracing the community policing philosophy by empowering citizens to take part in fighting crime by being the eyes and ears for law enforcement in the neighborhoods.
Some recent projects in the Lihue District have been:
- Speeding enforcement in the neighborhoods
- Parking violations along main thoroughfares
- The posting and towing of abandoned vehicles
- Service of Bench Warrants and legal documents
- Attending community and neighborhood meetings to listen to citizen concerns
- Painting over graffiti by community and neighborhood associations