Police promote four to captain

  • FINKEY

  • AMARAL

  • KAHALEWAI

  • KURASHIGE

Police Chief Paul Ferreira has promoted four officers to the rank of captain, effective June 1.

Capt. Scott Kurashige, a 31-year veteran, is now assigned to command North Kohala Patrol. He most recently was a lieutenant in Kona Juvenile Aid Section and Kona Patrol, detective in Kona Juvenile Aid Section, and a Kona patrol officer.

Capt. Reynold Kahalewai, a 21-year veteran, is assigned to command Hamakua Patrol. He most recently was a lieutenant in Kona Vice Section, previously was a sergeant in administration, Kona community policing officer and patrol officer in Kona and South Kohala.

Capt. Scott Amaral, a 20-year veteran, is now assigned to command Puna Patrol. He most recently was a lieutenant in Records Division, previously was a lieutenant in South Hilo Patrol, detective in Office of Professional Standards, Hilo Criminal Investigation Section and Hilo Juvenile Aid Section, Puna community policing officer, patrol officer in Puna and Ka‘u districts, with his initial assignment the Kona cellblock.

Capt. Sandor Finkey, a 19-year veteran, is assigned to command South Hilo Patrol. He most recently was a lieutenant Hilo Juvenile Aid Section, previously was a sergeant in Puna Patrol, detective in Hilo and Kona Criminal Investigation Sections, Puna community policing officer in Puna, Puna patrol officer, with his initial cellblock assignment in South Hilo.

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