Farewell — crisis intervention class

FIRST PHOTO: Gov. Neil Abercrombie applauds outgoing Maui County Forensic Coordinator Dr. Dara Rampersad after presenting him with a commendation at Friday’s graduation ceremony for the Maui Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team held at the Kihei Police Station. After helping found the program with MPD in January 2013 and training the first three classes, Rampersad was given a warm farewell as he and his family are scheduled to leave the island for a post in Arizona.

SECOND PHOTO: Members of the graduating class join dignitaries and instructors for a group photo after Friday’s ceremony. The class featured program graduates from MPD, as well as officials from the Maui Fire Department, prosecutor’s office, police dispatch, airport security, state deputy sheriff’s office and hospital security.