Hawaiʻi Police Department
Office of the Chief
Chief Harry S. Kubojiri
The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Wyattlane Nahale as “Officer of the Month” for July in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (July 2) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona.
Nahale was honored for his diligence and hard work in organizing the 2014 Dare Day event on May 1 in Kailua-Kona.
Nahale, who is the School Resource Officer for Konawaena Middle school, reached out to other schools in the area to assist and teach the DARE curriculum. Approximately 1,000 students from schools in the Kona, Ka‘ū, South Kohala, North Kohala and Hāmākua Districts competed the program and attended the DARE Day celebration.
During the time Nahale organized and directed DARE Day, he continued to perform his assigned duties and effectively handled both, said Sergeant Floyd Richards.
Sergeant Richards described the DARE Day event as “a huge success,” noting that local celebrities, such as Augie “T” and Brittany Pawai participated. The event generated a front-page story in a local newspaper.
As “Officer of the Month,” Nahale is eligible to become “Officer of the Year.”
The Kona Crime Prevention Committee is an organization that encourages community involvement in aiding and supporting police in West Hawaiʻi.