Sheriff Division Promotes New Sergeants

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The Department of Public Safety recently had a pinning ceremony on Friday, July 27, 2018, for four Deputy Sheriffs that were promoted to Sergeant at an official promotion and pinning ceremony at the Public Safety Director’s office in Honolulu.

Deputy Director for Law Enforcement Renee Sonobe Hong and Sheriff Al Cummings pinned Sgt. Norman Brown in a ceremony in Hilo.

Deputy Director for Law Enforcement Renee Sonobe Hong with Sgt. Norman Brown and Sheriff Al Cummings. Sgt. Brown was pinned in a ceremony in Hilo. Courtesy photo.

Two of the new sergeants will be on O‘ahu, one on Maui and one on Hawai‘i Island in Hilo. The two O‘ahu deputies were officially presented with their new badges and a certificate of promotion by Director Nolan Espinda, Deputy Director for Law Enforcement Renee Sonobe Hong and Sheriff Al Cummings. Family members and colleagues then came up to pin their new sergeant badges.

The Public Safety Director, Deputy Director for Law Enforcement and Sheriff all acknowledged their well-deserved promotions and emphasized the importance of their new role as managers and leaders for all of the Deputies who will serve under their command.


“We would to extend a heartfelt congratulations to our new Oahu sergeants Ralph Fukumoto and Keola Kekaulike, Maui sergeant Geoffrey Hicks and Hilo sergeant Norman Brown for this accomplishment,” said Sheriff Al Cummings. “We look forward to watching them grow in their new leadership role.”


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