About HPRA

President’s Message

Providing Support and Fostering the Spirit of ‘Ohana

In 1932, a few months following the official formation of the Honolulu Police Department, a group of dedicated officers realized the critical need to secure some form of life insurance to provide financial support for the families in the event of an untimely death.

HPD officers William Hoopai, En You Kau, George M. Farr, J.N. McIntosh, and Hans K. Kashiwabara worked together to submit an application to the Office of the Treasurer, Territory of Hawaii, for a Charter of Incorporation to form the Honolulu Police Relief Association (HPRA).  On October 11, 1932 their hard work was approved and it became official.

This was 90 years ago!  The foresight, hard work, dedication and perseverance displayed by those pioneers resulted in the formation of an entity that would provide affordable life insurance to our officers (and later civilian employees) throughout the years.

In addition to up to $320,000 coverage of life insurance for members at a special group rate, HPRA also provides a $500 death benefit ($1,000 for a Line of Duty death), a wreath for a member’s funeral service, $50 check in lieu of flowers for death in family, and gift basket distributions for hospitalized members and birth of a child. We also continue presenting the Top Shooter award at each recruit class graduation, a tradition for over 50 years.

The Directors of the current HPRA Board, along with member volunteers, continue working to perpetuate the foundation that was set by our predecessors by providing support to our members and fostering the spirit of our HPD `ohana.

Aloha,
Robert Imoto, President, HPRA

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Board Of Directors

Board members are elected by the HPRA membership and serve a three-year term.
The Directors volunteer their time and commit their efforts to uphold the HPRA’s motto of providing support to its members and to foster the spirit of ‘ohana.

Get to know your Directors…
Robert Imoto, President of HPRA

Robert Imoto

President

Robert “Bobby” Imoto was elected as an HPRA Director in 1990 and has served as President for the past 11 years.  He is a 38-year veteran of the Honolulu Police Department, retiring as a Captain after spending time in Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, Training, Community Policing, Community Affairs, and the Office of the Chief.

Bobby had the honor of being the supervisor for seven recruit classes spanning from 1986 to 1998 and created the department’s Maka`i Video Production section.  He also served as the department’s first “aide de camp” under former Police Chief Boisse Correa.

For the past 10 years he has been the Director of Safety & Security at the Moana Surfrider hotel.

His continued involvement in the HPRA is fueled by his desire to perpetuate the vision of its founders when they created the organization in 1932 through its mission of supporting the employees and retirees of the Honolulu Police Department.

Robert Cravalho, vice-president of HPRA

Robert Cravalho

Vice-President
Robert Cravalho joined the Honolulu Police Department in 1981 and served in the various patrol districts, the Criminal Investigation Division, the Communications Division, the Professional Standards Office and the Community Affairs Division.

He retired as a lieutenant in 2012 and is currently employed with the National Football League as their Security Representative in the State of Hawaii. Robert has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Hawai`i at Mano`a and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

He believes his service to the HPRA provides him an opportunity to give back to the members.
Kimo Smith

James Smith

Treasurer

James “Kimo” Smith retired in December 2020 with 36 years of service with the Honolulu Police Department, lastly as the District 4 Crime Reduction Unit Sergeant. In 2021, he joined many other HPD retirees as a Reserve Officer.

He served on the State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO) Board of Directors in different positions between 1986 and 2020, and recently hired as its General Manager overseeing statewide operations.

He earned an Associate of Police Science Degree from Honolulu Community College.

Kimo was elected to the HPRA Board in 2007 and continues to serve as a Director living by the motto of “Being the Police Officers, Police Officer”.

Bradon Ogata, Secretary of HPRA

Bradon Ogata

Secretary
Bradon Ogata joined the Honolulu Police Department in 2000 and has been assigned to the Central Receiving Division, Training Division, Office of Accreditation, District 1 & 7, the Human Resources Division, the Criminal Investigation Division and the Major Events Division.

He is currently a captain assigned as the police department’s Civil Defense Coordinator.

Bradon enjoys spending time with family and appreciates any opportunity to help others. HPRA has supported members and their families for many years and he is pleased to be part of that continued effort.
William Clark, Treasurer of HPRA

William Clark

Director

William Clark served with HPD for 34 years, retiring as Deputy Chief. In 1993, he was named as the City and County of Honolulu's Manager of the Year for his pioneering efforts in community policing.

Bill has always been an active volunteer and service provider for various community and educational agencies. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Board of Water Supply, and is honored to be a Board member of the Honolulu Police Relief Association (HPPA) which allows him to serve and keep in touch with the HPD Ohana. Bill served as the Chair of the Aiea Neighborhood Board for 23 years and stepped down in 2021 after serving a total of 30 years. He taught business management for 32 years as an adjunct faculty member at both Chaminade University and UH-Leeward Community College; is a volunteer with Hawaii's Meals on Wheels; and responds to questions from the community as a Certified Master Gardener with the University of Hawaii's Urban Garden.

Bill graduated from Chaminade University of Honolulu with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business Administration. He lives in Aiea with his wife Joanne. Together they have a blended family of seven children and 13 grandchildren.

Michael Tamashiro

Michael Tamashiro

Director
Mike Tamashiro served with HPD for 35 years working in various divisions throughout his career and retired as Assistant Chief in 2009.

He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Hawaii, is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, and attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Mike was elected to HPRA in 1994, has served in various positions, and truly believes in the mission of the HPRA by providing his time and expertise to the association.
Charles DuBoyce

Charles DuBoyce

Director
Charles DuBoyce joined the Honolulu Police Department in 1971 and served most of his career in District 3 before retiring as a sergeant in 1996.

Charles then focused his time on his woodworking business while working at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport as a Law Enforcement Officer and later as a Screening Manager for the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration (TSA). After leaving the TSA, Charles devoted his time managing his private security agency.

He also contributes his talents for the heroes that continue to serve our community by serving as a board of director for the Honolulu Police Relief Association.
Dave Benson

David Benson

Director

David Benson served on the HRPA Board in the past and was once again elected in 2019. David retired as a Major after serving 31 years with the Honolulu Police Department with time spent in Metro, Patrol, Personnel, Traffic Enforcement, Chief’s Office, Night Command, and Juvenile Crime Prevention.

David has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Chaminade University and a Master of Education degree from Castleton University. After retiring from HPD, he served as Chief of Police of the Castleton Police Department in Vermont and later worked with the local Sheriff’s Department. After 17 years in Vermont, he returned to Honolulu and joined the faculty of the University of Phoenix, School of Criminal Justice, for 11 years.

In addition to serving on the HPRA Board, he serves on the Boards of Coalition for a Drug Free Hawaii, Crime Stoppers and the Bobby Benson Center.

David is honored to be on the HPRA Board as it allows him to serve the HPD ohana and stay connected with the organization that gave him so much during his tenure.

Jay Trinidad Honolulu Police

Jay Trinidad

Director
Joseph “Jay” Trinidad joined the Honolulu Police Department in 1990, initially in District 7 (East Honolulu) and currently holds the rank of Major in District 8 (Waianae/Kapolei/Ewa). Previous assignments include the Narcotics/Vice Division and the Major Events Division.

As an Army Reservist, he deployed to Iraq in 2005-2006 and retired at the rank of Colonel.

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Hawaii and Master of Arts degree in Emergency Management from Arizona State University.

He is married to the former Jennifer M. Guerrero, and has a daughter, Jenay and son, Joseph Jr.
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