Captain James O’Connor Promoted to Police Major

Chief Harry Kubojiri has promoted Captain James O’Connor to police major effective October 16.

Captain James O'Connor

O’Connor, who is now in charge of the Internal Affairs and Criminal Intelligence Units, will be assigned to Area II Operations in West Hawaiʻi.

On the same date, Major Randy Apele, now assigned to Area II Operations, will transfer to Area I Operations in East Hawaiʻi.

O’Connor is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Some of his past assignments include patrol sergeant in Waimea, police lieutenant in charge of the Records and Identification Section, commander of the Special Response Team and police captain in charge of the Kaʻū District.

He joined the Hawaiʻi Police Department in 1993.

One Response

  1. I did a story on him, as a feature for the Cop on Top progam. Nice man and a great addition to our police leadership for this island. Wishing him and his family the very best.

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