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Sergeant is Named Police Officer of the Year


(Wed., May 18, 2011)This morning, Honolulu Police Chief Louis M. Kealoha announced the selection of Sergeant Lawrence F. Santos Jr. as the Honolulu Police Department's (HPD) Police Officer of the Year at the annual 200 Club awards ceremony.


                  Sergeant Santos has 28 years of service and currently supervises the District 1 (Central Honolulu) Weed and Seed/Community Policing Team.  He has organized dozens of sign waving campaigns, citizen patrols, and graffiti paint-outs and leads a team of passionate and enthusiastic officers who are committed to helping residents through original, innovative programs, such as Project tHink! and Aloha No Na Kupuna, that partner with private agencies and community organizations to help at-risk teens and seniors.  When they are not actively promoting community policing, Sergeant Santos and his officers assist with prostitution stings, truancy enforcement, and other operations. 


                  The 200 Club is an organization made up of approximately 200 prominent members of the community who actively support police officers and firefighters, especially during times of personal crisis.  The 200 Club also sponsors HPD programs and educational opportunities.