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Police Promote Two to Rank of Major

by Thunda

Police Chief Paul Ferreira has announced two promotions to the rank of Major, effective April 15, 2022. 


John Briski, a 24-year veteran of the department, is now assigned to the Area I Field Operations Bureau, which encompasses the police department’s East Hawaii districts of Puna, North, and South Hilo, and Hāmākua. Briski’s former assignments were as a Patrol Officer in the Puna district, Community Policing Officer in Puna, Detective in the Criminal Intelligence Unit/Internal Affairs, and Lieutenant in Community Policing and Records Sections. He previously held the position of Captain of the Puna District and most recently served as the Captain of the Criminal Intelligence Unit/Internal Affairs.


Reed Mahuna, a 24-year veteran of the is now assigned to the Technical Services Division, which includes the police department’s Communications Dispatch Center, Communications Maintenance Section, Computer Center, Records and Identification Section, and Traffic Services Section.

Mahuna’s former assignments include serving as a Police Officer and Field Training Officer in the South Hilo district, Police Officer in the Area I Traffic Enforcement Unit, Detective in Area I and Area II Criminal Investigation Section, Lieutenant in the Puna district, and Lieutenant in Area I Vice Section. He has also served as Captain of the Area II Criminal Investigation Division, Captain of the Hāmākua and South Hilo districts, and most recently served as Captain of the Area I Criminal Investigation Division.

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