Louis M. Kealoha
November 25, 2009 to February 28, 2017

The Honolulu Police Department's (HPD) tenth Chief of Police, Louis M. Kealoha was sworn in on November 25, 2009. Chief Kealoha and his administration were committed to making the City and County of Honolulu the safest city in the nation in which to live, work, and play. He envisioned a police department focused on organizational effectiveness and efficiency, employee relations, community relations, and public service. His leadership philosophy, known as MAP, centered on the Hawaiian principles of mahalo, aloha, and pono. An example of this philosophy is Project CLEAN (Community Lokahi to Enrich our Aina Now), which brought law enforcement and community organizations together to improve the community through neighborhood clean-ups.

Chief Kealoha joined the HPD in 1983. During his career he rose through the ranks working in patrol for 13 years before being assigned to various elements including the Training Division, Narcotics/Vice Division, Office of Accreditation, the Criminal Investigation Division, and the Juvenile Services Division (now Community Affairs Division).

Born and raised in Honolulu, Chief Kealoha graduated from Damien Memorial High School in 1978. He holds bachelors degrees in criminal justice and business administration from Wayland Baptist University, a masters of science degree in criminal justice administration from Chaminade University, and a doctoral degree in education from the University of Southern California. Chief Kealoha is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.


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