Police Chief Susan Ballard Honolulu Police Chief Asking How Suspect In Officer's Shooting Got Gun By Amy Nakamura • Jul 30, 2019 Amy Nakamura / HPR Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard raised questions on Tuesday about how a previously convicted criminal -- now the suspect in the shooting of a police officer -- got a hold of a handgun. Honolulu Police Chief: 'I Am Certainly Not Kealoha.' By Casey Harlow • Jul 3, 2019 Casey Harlow / HPR Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard appeared before the Police Commission, which met for the first time since the guilty verdicts in the Kealoha mailbox trial. HPD Eyes Unconventional Recruits To Fill Officer Shortage By Ryan Finnerty • Jun 3, 2019 FLICKR / MORNER Police departments around the country are having trouble recruiting new officers and Hawaii’s largest police force is no exception. The Honolulu Police Department is currently short 260 officers, or about 10 percent of its total force. Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard Sworn Into Office By Wayne Yoshioka • Nov 1, 2017 Wayne Yoshioka Honolulu’s first female Police Chief was sworn into office today at HPD Headquarters. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was there and filed this report.