Police Chief Harry Kubojiri has promoted four officers to the rank of lieutenant, effective Sept. 1.
Lt. Juergen Canda is now assigned to the South Kohala District in Waimea. He joined the department as a radio dispatcher in October 1992 before becoming a police officer in September 1996. His assignments have taken him to Hamakua, South Hilo and Puna as a patrol officer, to the Hilo and Kona Criminal Investigations Sections as a detective and back to Puna as a sergeant.
Lt. James Gusman is assigned to South Hilo patrol. Gusman, who joined the department in September 1995, has worked as a patrol officer in Kaʻu and South Hilo, a sergeant in Kaʻu, and a detective, first in the Hilo Vice Section and, most recently, in the Hilo Juvenile Aid Section.
Lt. Alan Kimura is also assigned to South Hilo Patrol. Kimura, who joined the department in November 1994, most recently served as a detective in the Office of Professional Standards (formerly known as Internal Affairs). Before that, he was an officer in Hamakua and South Hilo.
Lt. Allan Watanabe is assigned to the North Hilo district in Laupahoehoe. Watanabe, who joined the department in December 1990, served in Kaʻu and Puna as a police officer and in South Hilo as a sergeant.