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Promotions 01-15-13

Hawai’i Police Department
Office of the Chief
Harry S. Kubojiri
Phone: 961-2244

Media Release

Chief Harry S. Kubojiri has promoted 14 police officers to the rank of sergeant/detective:

  • Detective Scott P. Amaral, a 12-year veteran of the Police Department, will be assigned to the Area I Juvenile Aid Section in Hilo. Amaral is now a Community Policing officer in Puna.
  • Detective Fetuutuunai F. Amuimuia, a 13-year veteran, will be assigned to the Area I Juvenile Aid Section in Hilo. Amuimuia now works as a South Hilo Patrol officer.
  • Detective Edwin A. Buyten, a 10-year veteran, will be assigned to the Area II Vice Section in Kona. His current assignment is as an officer in the same Vice Section.
  • Sergeant Aaron M. Carvalho, a 9-year veteran, currently a training officer, will be assigned to Kona Patrol.
  • Sergeant Chris G. Correia, a 12-year veteran who has been working as a training officer, will now be the sergeant for the Personnel and Training Section.
  • Sergeant Calvin D. Delaries Jr., a 10-year veteran, will be assigned to the Special Response Team. He now works as a Community Policing officer in Kona.
  • Sergeant William H. Derr, a 10-year veteran, will be assigned to the Puna District. His current assignment is as a Community Policing officer in Hilo.
  • Detective Vernon C. Ferreira, a 20-year veteran, will be assigned to the Area I Juvenile Aid Section in Hilo. Ferreira is now a Community Policing Officer in Hilo.
  • Detective Sandor J. Finkey, an 11-year veteran, will be assigned to the Area II Criminal Investigations Section in Kona. Finkey is now a Community Policing officer in Puna.
  • Detective Jesse J. Kerr, a 14-year veteran, will be assigned to the Area I Juvenile Aid Section in Hilo. Kerr is now a Community Policing Officer in Hilo.
  • Detective Joshua K. I. Lewis, a 9-year veteran, will be assigned to the Area II Criminal Investigations Section in Kona. Lewis is now a Traffic Enforcement Unit officer in Kona.
  • Detective Todd C. Pataray, an 11-year veteran, will be assigned to the Area I Criminal Investigations Section in Hilo. Before his promotion, he was a Community Policing officer in Hilo.
  • Detective Shawn W. Tingle, a 12-year veteran, will be assigned to the Area II Criminal Investigations Section in Kona. Tingle is now a Puna patrol officer.
  • Detective Roylen L. Valera, a 15-year veteran, will be assigned to the Area II Juvenile Aid Section in Kona. Before his promotion, he was assigned to the Hāmākua District.
The promotions take effect January 16.