Honolulu Police Department

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The Honolulu Police Department, established in 1932, is the 20th largest police department in the U.S. It employs about 2,000 sworn officers and its jurisdiction covers the entire island of Oahu, which is Hawaii’s most populous with nearly 1 million permanent residents.

The department has more than 450 civilian employees. Its police chief is appointed by the Honolulu Police Commission, which is a panel of seven members selected by the Honolulu’s mayor to serve staggered five-year terms.

Cary Okimoto is the acting police chief of HPD. He replaced Louis Kealoha, who was appointed in 2009. Kealoha retired in 2017 after being named as a target of a U.S. Department of Justice corruption probe.

Oahu is divided into eight HPD patrol districts, which include central Honolulu (D1), Wahiawa and the North Shore (D2), Pearl City (D3), the windward coast from Kahuku to Kaneohe (D4), Kalihi (D5), Waikiki (D6), East Honolulu (D7), and the Leeward Coast from Kapolei to Waianae (D8).

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Legislators Again Consider Making More Police Disciplinary Records Public Civil Beat

Legislators Again Consider Making More Police Disciplinary Records Public

For the fifth straight year, there’s a bill to end the exemption for officers to a public records law that applies to everyone else.

Honolulu Police Chief Defends Reassignment Of Union Leaders Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Chief Defends Reassignment Of Union Leaders

Union head testifies the actions caused fear among members and that he was maligned in a news interview.

Court Documents: The Kealohas Agree To Sell Their Home Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Court Documents: The Kealohas Agree To Sell Their Home

The embattled ex-police chief and his prosecutor wife were under pressure from a credit union and their former lawyer to pay debts.

Lienholder On Ex-Police Chief’s Home Wants It Sold Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lienholder On Ex-Police Chief’s Home Wants It Sold

Attorney Kevin Sumida wants to recoup money he says he’s owed by Louis and Katherine Kealoha.

Ex-Honolulu Police Chief Aims To Fight Charges In 2 Trials Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ex-Honolulu Police Chief Aims To Fight Charges In 2 Trials

Louis Kealoha wants one trial for allegations of framing a relative for a mailbox theft and another for bank fraud.

Lawsuit: Ex-Honolulu Police Chief, Wife Default On $1M Mortgage Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit: Ex-Honolulu Police Chief, Wife Default On $1M Mortgage

Hawaii Central Federal Credit Union claims Louis and Katherine Kealoha have stopped making house payments.

SHOPO President Retiring From His Union And Patrol Jobs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

SHOPO President Retiring From His Union And Patrol Jobs

Sgt. Tenari Maafala says his decision has nothing to do with his reassignment within the Honolulu Police Department.

Lawsuit: Ex-Honolulu Police Chief, Wife Default On $1M Mortgage Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit: Ex-Honolulu Police Chief, Wife Default On $1M Mortgage

Hawaii Central Federal Credit Union claims Louis and Katherine Kealoha have stopped making house payments.

HPD Lieutenant Seeks Separate Trials In Police Corruption Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Lieutenant Seeks Separate Trials In Police Corruption Case

An attorney for Derek Hahn says two schemes are alleged, and allegations against officers only involve one of them.

Ex-HPD Major Wants Separate Trial In Corruption Case Honolulu Police Department

Ex-HPD Major Wants Separate Trial In Corruption Case

An attorney for Gordon Shiraishi says he shouldn’t be lumped in with the other defendants in the Kealoha case.

Hawaii Schools Chief: Threats Against Schools ‘Aren’t Taken Lightly’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools Chief: Threats Against Schools ‘Aren’t Taken Lightly’

Honolulu police say there have been more than a dozen social media posts since January threatening violence at Oahu schools.

Honolulu Police Commission Gets New Leadership Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Commission Gets New Leadership

Loretta Sheehan was a sharp critic of former chief Louis Kealoha and how the commission handled problems during his tenure.