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Chief Kealoha reappointed to another term

02/06/2014


The Honolulu Police Commission (HPC) announced the reappointment of Honolulu Police Department Chief, Louis M. Kealoha, to a second five-year term at its February 5, 2014, meeting. Chief Kealoha's current term will expire on November 27, 2014, and the early reappointment provides for Chief Kealoha to continue serving in his capacity until
November 2019.

The HPC's unanimous decision to offer the reappointment was based on Chief Kealoha's performance, and in the interest of providing consistent leadership and continuity within the Department. The Honolulu Police Commission's appraisal of Chief Kealoha's performance over the past two years has been "Exceeds Expectations."

Born and raised in Honolulu, Chief Kealoha graduated from Damien Memorial High School in 1978. He holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University, a master's of science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Chaminade University and a doctoral degree in Education from the University of Southern California. He is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Chief Kealoha has held the position of chief of police since November 2009 and has been an officer with the Honolulu Police Department since 1983.