POSTED: 12:39 p.m. HST, Feb 14, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 12:45 p.m. HST, Feb 14, 2013
The state Senate voted unanimously Thursday to confirm Ted Sakai as director of the state Department of Public Safety.
Sakai was appointed last June and has served as interim director of the department that oversees state prisons until his Senate confirmation.
Sakai, a veteran corrections administrator who once served as the warden of the Waiawa Correctional Facility, had previously been public safety director during Gov. Ben Cayetano’s second term.