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Outstanding HPD Employees Honored by The 200 Club

The 200 Club presented the following awards at the Waialae Country Club on May 16, 2018:

2018 Police Officer of the Year: Officer Kazunari Fujimura

Officer Fujimura is a nine-year veteran and assigned to the Major Events Division. With his vast knowledge and experience in hazardous material incidents, Officer Fujimura took the initiative to revise the Honolulu Police Department’s hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction policy so that his fellow officers would be better equipped when responding to radiation or nuclear incidents while on patrol and/or during special events. Officer Fujimura also implemented and oversaw a program that trains supervisors and officers in the law enforcement aspect of preventative radiological and nuclear detection. Officer Fujimura is also a volunteer judo instructor for the Police Activities League.

2018 Police Supervisor of the Year: Lieutenant Mike Lambert

Lieutenant Lambert is a 15-year veteran and assigned to District 1 (Central Honolulu). As the project director of HELP (Health, Efficiency, Long-Term, Partnerships), Lieutenant Lambert has established positive relationships between the HPD and homeless persons who live in the Downtown and Chinatown areas. In addition to his regular duties, Lieutenant Lambert goes above and beyond to learn more about the medical, mental health, housing, and other services crucial for the homeless. Under his supervision, the HELP program has proven to be successful and is expanding to other districts. Lieutenant Lambert’s compassion for those in need is an inspiration to his fellow officers.

2018 Civilian Employee of the Year: Mr. Barrie Chua-Chiaco

Mr. Chua-Chiaco has worked in the Scientific Investigation Section for 18 years. As a Criminalist III in the Forensic Biology Unit, Mr. Chua-Chiaco was tasked with upgrading the unit’s DNA technologies by July 2017, a deadline imposed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He designed research studies, oversaw laboratory experiments, and analyzed the data. The studies took 10 months to complete and the write-ups consisted of more than 1,000 pages of data. In addition to this task, Mr. Chua-Chiaco trained five new criminalists in forensic biology. His dedication and high quality of work makes Mr. Chua-Chiaco an invaluable member of the department.

2018 Police Parent of the Year: Lieutenant Patricia-Ann Heely

Lieutenant Heely is a 21-year veteran and assigned to District 1. She oversees the Misdemeanor Follow-Up Detail, Bicycle Detail, Community Policing Team, and Fourth Watch. Lieutenant Heely has two daughters, ages 13 and 10, who participate in soccer, swimming, karate, piano, art, baseball, softball, and volleyball. As a former teacher, coach, and athletic director, Lieutenant Heely works with coaches to offer new ideas and teaching tools to help her daughters and other children thrive. Lieutenant Heely also participates in her daughter’s Girl Scouts troop, where she teaches life skills and core values. Known for her calm demeanor, Lieutenant Heely encourages officers to look at other perspectives and find creative solutions.

2018 Outstanding Citizen of the Year: Ms. Yukiko Murata

In 2008, at the young age of 92 years old, Ms. Murata joined the Sheridan Neighborhood Security Watch/Citizens Patrol group. Ms. Murata, who has volunteered countless hours, is known for her generosity, compassion, and unwavering dedication to the community. Today, at the age of 102, she is still on the move and can often be spotted in the Sheridan and Keeaumoku area cleaning up graffiti and reporting suspicious activity and safety hazards. Her character and work ethic continually inspire others to work to improve the quality of life for all residents.

The 200 Club is an organization comprised of 200 businesses and community leaders who support the HPD and the Honolulu Fire Department, especially during times of personal crisis.