Maui Police Department's Kihei District officers honored Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.) on Friday, March 16.
The group of citizen volunteers was treated to a barbecue, which is held annually.
The volunteer group, which started approximately 18 years ago, consists of 25 active members who pair up and make random patrols of the South Maui beach parks looking for suspicious individuals and reporting them to police.
Maui Police Department’s Kihei District officers honored Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.) on Friday, March 16, with an annual barbecue.
"The C.O.P. group has been credited with leads to the arrest of several responsibles ranging from car break-ins to car thefts," said Maui County Councilmember Don Couch. "Their patrols have also helped to reduce the car break-in rate in the Wailea-Makena areas by about 75 percent since their beginnings."
Anyone interested in joining the group may pick up an application at the Kihei Police Station.