On June 4, 2014, Hoʻokele/CEO Wryen Kīwaha received a letter from Chief Harry S. Kubojiri of the Hawaiʻi Police Department. The letter dated May 28, 2014, was sent in response to the CEO’s annual letter commemorating National Police Week and Peace Officers’ Memorial Day celebrated each May 15.
In the letter Chief Kubojiri stated: “Thank you for your letter dated May 14, 2014, expressing appreciation and gratitude for the officers of the Hawaiʻi Police Department for their hard work and dedication and sacrifices they make in the line of duty. I truly appreciate your acknowledgement and continued support for our officers especially during Memorial Day and Police Week as we work together without our community to make our community a better place to live, work and conduct business.”
He continued, “I shall remind our officers to continue to serve our community with Aloha and strive to maintain the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s core values of Integrity, Professionalism, Compassion, Teamwork and Community Satisfaction. I shall share your sentiments with our officers and staff.”
In response to the letter, the Hoʻokele released this statement:
I continue to reiterate our organization’s support for the men and women of our police department. I thank the Chief for his letter.