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Maui Police Department creates Multicultural Advisory Counsel

The Maui News

Maui resident Chuck Spence will serve as co-chairperson alongside Maui Police Department Chief John Pelletier on the new MPD Multicultural Advisory Counsel unveiled by the department on Thursday.

The collaborative group is comprised of MPD personnel as well as residents who represent diverse groups within the community, including:

• Spence, LGBTQ.

• Keisa Liu, police and community relations, unsheltered.

• Kimberlyn Scott, missing persons, victim’s advocate and mental health liaison.

• Alexa Dudoit, Molokai representative, women’s rights and domestic violence.

• Kaleikoa Ka’eo, Hawaiian community, education.

• Ke’eaumoku Kapu, ‘Aha Moku O Maui, Hui Malama, Na Aikane O Maui.

• Deb Lynch, unsheltered, A Cup of Cold Water.

• Maya Marquez, American Civil Liberties Union Smart Justice advocate, incarcerated women and youth, Black Lives Matter.

Liu was named co-chairperson along with MPD Deputy Chief Charles Hank, while Scott will serve as secretary. MPD Sgt. Christina Bonacorsi and MPD Information and Education Specialist Alana Pico will also sit on the advisory group.

The goal is to build bridges of communication, understanding, trust and transparency between the community and the department, according to a news release from MPD. The group is in its formative stage and additional members will be added in the future.

For more information, visit www.mmac.community or email info@mmac.community.

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