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4 HPD Veteran Officers Promoted to Rank of Captain

June 1, 2021, 3:41 PM HST
* Updated June 1, 3:42 PM
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Police Chief Paul Ferreira has promoted four individuals to the rank of Captain. These promotions are effective today June 1.

Capt. Scott Kurashige, a 31-year veteran is now assigned to command the North Kohala Patrol district. He most recently served as a lieutenant in the Area II (Kona) Juvenile Aid Section, previously working as a lieutenant in Kona Patrol, a detective in Area II (Kona) Juvenile Aid Section, and as a patrol officer assigned to the Kona district.

Capt. Reynold Kahalewai, a 21-year veteran is assigned to command the Hāmākua Patrol district. He most recently served as a lieutenant in the Area II (Kona) VICE section, sergeant in Administration, Community Policing Officer in Kona, and patrol officer in the Kona and South Kohala districts.

Capt. Scott Amaral, a 20-year veteran is now assigned to command the Puna Patrol district. He most recently served as a lieutenant in Records, previously worked as a lieutenant in South Hilo Patrol, detective in the Office of Professional Standards, detective in the Area I (Hilo) Criminal Investigation Section, detective in the Area I (Hilo) Juvenile Aid Section, Community Policing Officer in Puna, with patrol officer assignments in the Puna and Kau districts, and an initial cellblock assignment in Kona.

Capt. Sandor Finkey, a 19-year veteran is assigned to command South Hilo Patrol. He most recently served as a lieutenant in the Area I (Hilo) Juvenile Aid Section, previously worked as a Sergeant in Puna Patrol, detective in the Area I (Hilo) and Area II (Kona) Criminal Investigation Sections, Community Policing Officer in Puna, with a patrol officer assignment in the Puna District, and an initial cellblock assignment in South Hilo.

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