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HPD Announces Nine Promotions

March 16, 2021, 1:11 PM HST
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The Hawai´i Police Department has some new brass among its ranks.

Police Chief Paul Ferreira promoted nine individuals to the rank of Sergeant/Detective effective Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

Detective Anson Caceras, a 17-year veteran, is now assigned to the Area II Criminal Investigation Section (Kona). He most recently served as a patrol officer in Hāmākua.  

Sergeant Keith Nacis, a 15-year veteran, is now assigned to patrol in the South Kohala district. He most recently served as a patrol officer in South Hilo. 

Detective Tyler Prokopec, a 15-year veteran, is now assigned to the Area II Criminal Investigation Section (Kona). He most recently served as a patrol officer in Kona. 

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Sergeant Stephen Parker, an 11-year veteran, is now assigned to patrol in the North Kohala district. He most recently served as a patrol officer in Kona.

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Sergeant Eric Ontiveros, a 10-year veteran, is now assigned to patrol in the Ka‘ū district. He most recently served as a patrol officer in South Kohala.

Sergeant Aaron Kaeo, a 10-year veteran is now assigned to patrol in the Puna district. He most recently served as a Community Policing Officer in South Kohala.

Detective Kelena Hookano, a 10-year veteran, is now assigned to the Area II Vice Section (Kona). He most recently served as a Community Policing Officer in South Kohala.

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Detective Kelsey Kobayashi, a 10-year veteran, is now assigned to the Area II Vice Section (Kona). He most recently served as a Traffic Enforcement Unit Officer in Area II (Kona).  

Sergeant Christopher Jelsma, an 8-year veteran, is now assigned to patrol in the South Kohala district. He most recently served as a patrol officer in South Hilo.

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