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Officer Fontes Named ‘Officer of the Month’

April 2, 2015, 9:40 AM HST
* Updated April 2, 9:41 AM
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Officer Ellsworth Fontes has been named “Officer of the Month” for the month of April by the Kona Crime Prevention Committee. The award ceremony was held on Wednesday at Huggo’s restaurant in Kona.

Fontes, a Community Policing officer, was honored for his outstanding performance.

Overseer of Community Policing in West Hawai’i, Sergent Floyd Richards said that he has only received positive words from the community about Fontes.

Richards wrote in nomination papers, “Just recently I received a letter of appreciation from Pualani Estates residents recognizing him as an outstanding individual and being a wonderful asset to their board and community.

According to Richards, Fontes clearly understands the purpose, objective, practices, and procedures of Community Policing.

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Aside from his role in Community Policing, officials say Fontes has also been involved in numerous arrests, citations, court document, criminal cases, and miscellaneous complaints.

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Now that Fontes’ has been honored as officer of the month, he is eligible to become “Officer of the Year.”

The organizer of the “Officer of the Month” award, the Kona Crime Prevention Committee, is an organization that encourages community involvement in aiding and supporting West Hawai’i police.

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