11-23-16 Mitchell Kanehailua promoted to Assistant Chief

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Office of the Chief
Chief Harry S. Kubojiri
Phone: 961-2244

Media Release

Chief Harry S. Kubojiri has promoted Mitchell Kanehailua to the rank of assistant chief.

When his promotion becomes effective on December 1, Kanehailua will oversee all police operations in West Hawaiʻi, filling the position currently held by Assistant Chief Paul Kealoha, who is retiring at the end of November.

Kanehailua joined the Police Department in 1984.  As he rose through the ranks, he held assignments in Kona, Hilo, South Kohala, Hāmākua, Laupāhoehoe and Puna. He has been the major in charge of Area II Operations since March 2013.

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