Police Chief Harry S. Kubojiri was named to the police chief’s position by the Hawaiʻi County Police Commission on December 3, 2008.
Kubojiri had served as deputy chief since December 2002. He previously served as major in charge of the Technical Services Section.
The chief joined the Police Department as a police recruit in July 1979. During his police career, he served as a patrol officer in both the Kona and South Hilo Patrol Districts, a detective-sergeant in both the Criminal Investigations and Vice Sections of East Hawaiʻi, a lieutenant in the Administrative Services Section and in the South Hilo Patrol District, captain of the South Kohala Patrol District and major in charge of the Field Operations Bureau in West Hawaiʻi. He was also instrumental in organizing the Department’s Special Response Team, which he commanded from 2000 to 2006.
Kubojiri is a 1999 graduate of the FBI National Academy, a 2004 graduate of the Northwest Law Enforcement Executive Command College and a graduate of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, where he majored in police science.
He is married and has two children.