Kanehailua promoted


Mitchell Kanehailua was promoted to the rank of major and was assigned to the Area II Operations Division in West Hawaii, Police Chief Chief Harry S. Kubojiri announced.

Kanehailua, who joined the Police Department in 1984, has held previous assignments in Kona, Hilo, South Kohala, Hāmākua, Laupahoehoe and Puna.

His most recent position was captain of the Area I Criminal Investigations Division in East Hawaii, where he was commander of the Criminal Investigations Section, the Vice Section and the Juvenile Aid Section.

The promotion to major took effect March 1.