The Honolulu Police Commission announced Wednesday the results of its annual performance evaluation of Chief Louis Kealoha.
The evaluation examined his performance from January to December 2015, which was his sixth year of service as police chief.
According to the commission, his job performance was evaluated in five key areas of responsibility: financial, leadership, managerial, police commission relations, and community relations.
The commissioners rated his performance as “Exceeds Expectations.”
The commission said in a news release that it believes Kealoha was successful in effectively managing HPD and ensuring that public safety was maintained at all times, “despite concerns to the contrary expressed through the media.”
According to commission chair Ron Taketa, “The commissioners remain confident in Chief Kealoha’s ability to lead the Department as it continues to address the challenges of modern law enforcement as well as the public’s evolving expectations of its police personnel.”