Officer Kristi Crivello Named Kohala Officer of the Quarter
Community Policing Officer Kristi Crivello, assigned to the South Kohala District, was recognized as “Kohala Officer of the Quarter” during a Nov. 14 ceremony at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.
Officer Crivello was given the honor by the Hawai’i Island Safety and Security Professionals Association for discovering and solving a felony theft case before it was reported.
Crivello routinely follows up on theft and burglaries by making checks with pawn shops and gold buyers. During one of her visits with a gold merchant, she observed an unusual piece of jewelry that had been sold under suspicious circumstances.
Upon detailed investigation, Crivello identified the owner and confirmed the item had been stolen. Further investigation led to the arrest of the suspect, who was charged with felony theft, as well as theft of prescription medications.
Lieutenant Juergen Canda nominated Crivello for the honor and commended her for her diligence, dedication to duty, and professionalism.
“The outstanding accomplishment by Officer Crivello is indicative of a high degree of dedication and exemplifies the Department’s Vision Statement of providing the highest quality police services to the communities of Hawai’i County,” Canda said.
“Kohala Officer of the Quarter” is a program run by the Hawai’i Island Safety and Security Professionals Association, an organization of hotel and airport security managers and visitor industry professionals. The program is an opportunity to recognize outstanding officers from the North Kohala and South Kohala districts.