Hawaiʻi Police Department
Office of the Chief
Chief Harry S. Kubojiri
Police Chief Harry S. Kubojiri has announced three promotions to the rank of captain.
Burt Shimabukuro, now the Vice Section lieutenant in East Hawaiʻi, will be captain of the Kaʻū District. He joined the Police Department in June 1987 and worked as a patrol officer in Kona and Puna and a Vice Section detective in East Hawaiʻi. After being promoted to lieutenant in 2008, he was assigned first to South Hilo Patrol, then to the Special Response Team and, most recently, to the Vice Section.
Kenneth Bugado, who is now the lieutenant in charge of the department’s Accreditation Section, is promoted to captain in charge of the Criminal Intelligence Unit and the Office of Professional Standards. Bugado, who joined the department in February 1989, served as a police officer in Kona and Hāmākua, a sergeant in Kaʻū, and a detective in the Internal Affairs/Criminal Intelligence Unit before he headed the Accreditation Section, which earned the Hawaiʻi Police Department accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., last November.
Randal Ishii, who has been the lieutenant in charge of the Records and Identification Section since September 2006, will be captain of Kona Patrol. Since joining the Police Department in February 1990, his career has included patrol duties in Puna and South Hilo and detective work in the Criminal Investigations and Juvenile Aid Sections in East Hawaiʻi. He was lieutenant in charge of the Juvenile Aid Section in West Hawaiʻi before he moved to Records and Identification.
The promotions take effect on June 16.