Boisse P. Correa
2004 - 2009
Boisse P. Correa was sworn in on August 27, 2004, as the Honolulu Police Department's ninth chief of police. He joined the HPD in 1970, working in nearly every element in the department as he rose through the ranks. Under his leadership, crime in Honolulu dropped to its lowest level in 30 years, public complaints to the Honolulu Police Commission were the lowest ever recorded, and all officer positions were staffed for the first time since the 1970s. Also during this time, the HPD became the first major city police department to receive the prestigious TRI-ARC Excellence Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
During his 40 years of public service, Correa spearheaded several key initiatives, including the mandatory arrest of domestic violence suspects, banning of assault weapons, defibrillator training for police officers, and creation of the state terrorist warning protocol. He also established the Homeland Security Division for terrorism and large-scale emergencies.
Chief Correa retired on August 26, 2009 after four decades of service.