Our newest police chief is Honolulu’s 11th chief of police. Having now served in this capacity for more than a year, Police Chief Susan Ballard will share her perspectives on overseeing the operations of the Honolulu Police Department.
What are the major areas of concern for businesses and what police programs are addressing these concerns? What are police allowed to do (or not allowed to do) about homeless setting up in front of businesses and private residences, and at what point may a business or homeowner contact the police for assistance? How is the police department addressing new types of crime such as cyber crimes and identity theft? How could business owners and managers work together with the police to make and keep Hawaii safe for our companies, residents and visitors?
Police Chief Susan Ballard joined the Honolulu Police Department in1985 and worked in a wide range of field and administrative assignments, including the Narcotics/Vice and the Downtown-Chinatown patrol district. As a commander, she led the Kaneohe and Kalihi patrol districts and the Finance, Training, and Central Receiving divisions. She believes in the department’s mission statement of Serving and Protecting with Aloha.