HPD's Longest Serving Chief


Chief LIU

Chief Dan Liu
October 1, 1948 to 1969


Dan Liu began his career in the Honolulu Police Department as a clerk and worked his way up to the rank of Captain before being appointed to the Chief Of Police position October 1, 1948.

Liu initiated strong enforcement programs against vice criminals and lobbied for better working conditions for officers.

He established crime prevention programs such as the Police Activities League.

Liu retired in 1969, after serving 20 years as chief.


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