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Officer of the Month: Valera 09-23-11

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

Image of Estrella and Valera shaking hands

Aloha Exchange board member Joey Estrella presents an 'Officer of the Month' award to Officer Roylen Valera.

Media Release

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Roylen Valera on Thursday (September 22) as “Officer of the Month” for September.

Valera, a patrol officer in the Hāmākua District, was honored for his extensive involvement in community activities in the Hāmākua and North Hilo Districts.

His activities include the Honokaʻa Relay for Life, The Laupāhoehoe Point Drug Free Bash and the recent Laupāhoehoe Celebrating Families Pool Bash. In addition, Valera volunteers to give station tours to school children and safety presentations in the community. He also assists in a leadership camp given by Honokaʻa High School. Valera, who is a resident of the Hāmākua Coast,  serves on several area boards, such as the Hāmākua Drug Free Committee.

As “Officer of the Month,” Valera is eligible for “Officer of the Year.”

The East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” award is a project of the Aloha Exchange Club of Hilo.