Task of choosing chief falls to 4 police commissioners
Four current Honolulu Police Commission members will try to agree on a new police chief Wednesday or Thursday.
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Four current Honolulu Police Commission members will try to agree on a new police chief Wednesday or Thursday. Commissioners on the seven-member panel are appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council and cannot serve more than two full five-year terms or 10 years consecutively. The members are:
>> Eddie Flores Jr., president and CEO of L&L Drive-Inn and also founder and owner of the Eddie Flores Real Estate Continuing Education School. He was first appointed by
former Mayor Mufi Hannemann in 2010 and then reappointed by former Mayor Peter Carlisle in 2012 for a term that ends Dec. 31.
>> Steven Levinson, a retired associate justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court. He was appointed by Mayor Kirk Caldwell in 2016 for a term that ends Dec. 31, 2020.
>> Loretta Sheehan, a private attorney specializing in civil law and a former prosecutor. She was appointed by Caldwell in 2016 for a term that ends Dec. 31, 2019.
>> Cha Thompson, CEO of Polynesian entertainment company Tihati Productions. She was appointed by Carlisle at the end of 2012 for a term that ends Dec. 31. She previously served a three-year term on the commission after being appointed by former Mayor Jeremy Harris. As current vice chairwoman of the commission, Thompson is acting chairwoman through the chief search after Chairman Max Sword recused himself from the proceedings.
>> Sword, a vice president and lobbyist for hotel chain Outrigger Enterprises. He was appointed by Hannemann in 2009, reappointed by Carlisle in 2011 and then reappointed again by Caldwell in 2016 for a term that ends Dec. 31, 2020.