Newly minted officers

FIRST PHOTO: The 13 members of the Maui Police Department’s 77th recruit class salute the audience as full-fledged police officers at the end of Friday’s graduation ceremony at the Maui Beach Hotel in Kahului.

SECOND PHOTO: Assistant recruit coordinator officer Surendar Singh hugs new officer Stephen Kelly after Friday’s graduation ceremony. After giving each graduate a hug, Singh said she was very proud of the whole class. “It’s hard not to cry,” Singh said. “You are so proud of them. It’s been a long eight months.”