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12 Honolulu Police Department brass promoted in ceremony

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12 members of the Honolulu Police Department were promoted today in a ceremony.
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Newly promoted Honolulu Police Department officers receive hugs and lei today from colleagues, family, and friends at the Mission Memorial Auditorium.

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Honolulu Police Department Chief Susan Ballard speaks today at the Honolulu Police Department’s promotion ceremony at the Mission Memorial Auditorium.

The Honolulu Police Department held a promotion ceremony today for 12 officers at the Mission Memorial Auditorium.

The honorees include two assistant chiefs, four majors, and six captains.

Allan Nagata, who served for 26 years, and Sean Naito, who served for 29 years, were promoted to assistant chiefs. Nagata will head the Support Services Bureau and Naito will head the Central Patrol Bureau.

J. Pedro (34 years of service), Mark Thompson (26 years), Joseph Trinidad (28 years) and Aaron Takasaki-Young (17 years) were promoted to majors. Pedro will command the Community Affairs Division, Thompson will command the Specialized Services Division, Trinidad will command the Major Events Division, and Takasaki-Young will command the Human Resource Division.

David Chang (25 years), Mike Lambert (15 years), Benjamin Moszkowicz (17 years), Braden Ogata (18 years), Randall Platt (18 years) and Eric Yosemori (25 years) were promoted to captains. All six captains will serve as the executive officer of their assigned units. Chang will serve at the Intelligence Enforcement Unit, Lambert will serve at Community Affairs Division, Moszkowicz will serve at the Traffic Division, Ogata will serve at the Major Events Division, Platt will serve at District 4 (Windward Oahu), and Yosemori will serve at District 6 (Waikiki).

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