Big Isle police chief
gets an ‘A’ for

Lawrence Mahuna is called
a supportive leader to his staff

HILO >> Big Island police Chief Lawrence Mahuna has received a score just short of "excellent" on his annual evaluation by the Hawaii County Police Commission.

Of a total of 115 points representing "excellent," Mahuna received 98.4 points, putting him above the score of 92, which represented "above average."

The written evaluation was released at a meeting of the commission yesterday after it was prepared two weeks earlier in a closed-door meeting.

Mahuna was on vacation on the mainland and was not informed of the details of the evaluation, although he was told that it was generally favorable, said county attorney Lincoln Ashida.

The evaluation involved individual commissioners assigning a rating of 1 through 5 on each of 23 questions, averaging the outcomes and totaling the averages.

Among individual items, Mahuna received his highest score, 4.9 out of 5, for demonstrating "a sincere effort to encourage line personnel, staff and commission feedback as appropriate."

His lowest scores were several 3.9s out of 5, or just under "above average." Such items included analyzing information and clarity of his reports.


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