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Promotion Ceremony Held for HPD Officers


Twelve officers moved up the ranks in the Honolulu Police Department. They were honored during a ceremony today at the Mission Memorial Auditorium.

Promoted to the rank of assistant chief are Allan Nagata and Sean Naito. Nagata is a 26-year veteran and will head the Support Services Bureau. Prior to his promotion, he was the major of District 1 (Central Honolulu) and the Communications Division. Naito is a 29-year veteran and will head the Central Patrol Bureau. Prior to his promotion, he was the major of the Human Resources Division and District 8 (Kapolei/Waianae).

Promoted to the rank of major are J Pedro, Mark Thompson, Joseph Trinidad, and Aaron Takasaki-Young. Pedro has 34 years of service and will command the Community Affairs Division. Thompson has 26 years of service and will command the Specialized Services Division. Trinidad has 28 years of service and will command the Major Events Division. Takasaki-Young has 17 years of service and will command the Human Resources Division.

Promoted to the rank of captain are David Chang, Mike Lambert, Benjamin Moszkowicz, Braden Ogata, Randall Platt, and Eric Yosemori. Chang has 25 years of service and will serve as the executive officer for the Intelligence Enforcement Unit. Lambert has 15 years of service and will serve as the executive officer for the Community Affairs Division. Moszkowicz has 17 years of service and will serve as the executive officer for the Traffic Division. Ogata has 18 years of service and will serve as the executive officer for the Major Events Division. Platt has 18 years of service and will serve as the executive officer in District 4 (Windward Oahu). Yosemori has 25 years of service and will serve as the executive officer for District 6 (Waikiki).