Police chief finalists talk leadership, service

JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald The four finalists for Hawaii Police Department Chief wait in the breezeway of the County Building in Hilo Monday as commissioners meet in executive session. They are, from left: Capt. Paul Applegate of the Kauai Police Department; Maj. Sherry Bird of the Hawaii Police Department; Edward Ignacio, retired senior resident agent of the FBI’s Hawaii office; and Major Benjamin Moszkowicz of the Honolulu Police Department.

The public had its first opportunity Monday to testify about the four finalists to vying to become Hawaii County police chief and see them answer questions from the Police Commission in Hilo.