Chief Michael S. Nakamura
August 1, 1990 to 1997
Michael Nakamura was sworn in as Chief Of Police August 1, 1990. Chief Nakamura's efforts to bring the department closer to the community we serve led to the decentralization and expansion of the role of police officers. By promoting the philosophy of community policing and programs such as the Citizens Police Academy, he sought to bridge the traditional gap between law enforcement and the public.
His goal to be more responsive to the public and at the same time shouldering the increasing demands of service led to support of such programs such as " No Hope in Dope".