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Honolulu Police chief promotes 27 officers, names new assistant chief

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COMThe Honolulu Police Department announced the promotion of 27 officers today, including Major Robert Green, who was promoted to assistant chief, at a ceremony at the Mission Memorial Auditorium. Pictured from right to left in the front row is Green, newly appointed Lieutenant Kyle Yonemura, Lieutenant Aaron Young and newly appointed Detective Gerald Bento.
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    The Honolulu Police Department announced the promotion of 27 officers today, including Major Robert Green, who was promoted to assistant chief, at a ceremony at the Mission Memorial Auditorium. Pictured from right to left in the front row is Green, newly appointed Lieutenant Kyle Yonemura, Lieutenant Aaron Young and newly appointed Detective Gerald Bento.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COMHonolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha, left, congratulates newly appointed Assistant Chief Robert Green. Also pictured is Green's wife Susan and their son Kalani.
    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha, left, congratulates newly appointed Assistant Chief Robert Green. Also pictured is Green's wife Susan and their son Kalani.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COMDuring a ceremony today, Gordon Aoki, left, was promoted to Fleet Mechanic II, Robert Green was appointed assistant chief, Kyle Yonemura and Aaron Young were promoted to lieutenant, and Gerald Bento was promoted to detective.
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    During a ceremony today, Gordon Aoki, left, was promoted to Fleet Mechanic II, Robert Green was appointed assistant chief, Kyle Yonemura and Aaron Young were promoted to lieutenant, and Gerald Bento was promoted to detective.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COMNewly promoted Sergeant Michael Russo carries daughter Julia, 7, for a picture being taken by volunteer Sunny-Aloha Miller.  On the right of Russo is newly promoted Detective Everett Sakai holding his daughter Marlowe, 2.
    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Newly promoted Sergeant Michael Russo carries daughter Julia, 7, for a picture being taken by volunteer Sunny-Aloha Miller. On the right of Russo is newly promoted Detective Everett Sakai holding his daughter Marlowe, 2.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COMNewly promoted Detective Kevin Nakano receives a hug from daughter Bethany, 9, after the ceremony.
    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Newly promoted Detective Kevin Nakano receives a hug from daughter Bethany, 9, after the ceremony.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COMNewly promoted Detective Joel Gonsalves receives a hug from his wife Robyn after the ceremony.
    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Newly promoted Detective Joel Gonsalves receives a hug from his wife Robyn after the ceremony.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COMNewly appointed Detective Kevin Nakano, left, is congratulated by Robyn Gonsalves and Fred Uehara. Isaiah Gonsalves, 8, is also pictured.  Robyn's husband Joel was also promoted to detective.
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    Newly appointed Detective Kevin Nakano, left, is congratulated by Robyn Gonsalves and Fred Uehara. Isaiah Gonsalves, 8, is also pictured. Robyn's husband Joel was also promoted to detective.

Honolulu Police Chief Louis M. Kealoha today announced the promotions of 27 officers, including a new assistant chief.

Police Maj. Robert Green, a 20-year Honolulu Police Department veteran, has been promoted to assistant chief. Green will command the regional patrol bureau, which includes district 2 (Wahiawa), district 3 (Pearl City), district 4 (Kailua-Kaneohe-Kahuku), and district 8 (Kapolei-Waianae). 

Green has spent much of his career working in patrol. For the last three years, he led the department’s training division. His promotion will take effect on Oct. 6.

Kealoha also promoted two officers to the rank of lieutenant, Kyle Yonemura and Aaron Young. In addition, the chief named 15 new sergeants and detectives; and 9 corporals.

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