Well now that we know that the Maui Police Department likes to respond to the community issues - stopping oversize vehicles and dark tinted windows (The Maui News, Nov. 21) - maybe it can get on the real problems of Maui, crime, drugs, vehicle theft, vehicle break-ins at the parks and tourist spots, and kids burning abandoned cars late at night.
We've seen how MPD likes to pat itself on the back for going after things like illegal parking and seat belts because those are easy targets and pay big dividends.
Once again, MPD is going after issues - yes, they are illegal - that are easy targets and pay out well. The real problems are hard to take care of, take a lot of man-hours and don't pay out well. But those are the issues that give Maui a bad name to locals and tourists.
When the Maui guidebooks have to tell people to just about expect your car to be broken into at certain sites, we've got a big problem. At certain places, MPD should have an officer onsite at all times. That will keep the crooks out of our cars.
MPD doesn't have a problem putting one on every road construction job whether, they are needed or not. The path of least resistance and the most return should be the MPD motto.