About Top Cop Hawaii

Recognizing Excellence in Law Enforcement and Security in Hawaii Since 1984

Each year, The Law Enforcement and Security Coalition of Hawaii honors and pays special tribute to individuals from local, state, federal, and military law enforcement and security professionals who have exhibited outstanding professionalism, dedication, heroism, and community service during the preceding year. Individuals nominated by their respective organization are recognized at the event with the TOP COP award.

The Law Enforcement and Security Coalition of Hawaii continues to recognize our TOP COPs through the Law Enforcement and Security Awards Ceremony year after year and is proudly represented by the following organizations:


The Hawaii Joint Police Association (HJPA) is a nonpartisan group formally established in 1967 representing Military, Federal, State, City and County law enforcement agencies as well as private security and private investigation agencies.  The TOP COP awards were originally established by the HJPA to be the source of recognition of our deserving law enforcement and private security professionals.

The Hawaii Hotel & Visitor Industry Security Association (HHVISA) is a non-profit organization of security professionals in hotel, condo, retail, guard services and other tourist related industry businesses partnering with Law Enforcement and Emergency Management professionals. This association shares cross jurisdictional information to identify, disrupt, and apprehend criminals affecting Hawaii Hotel and Visitor Industry.

ASIS International is the world’s foremost association for security management professionals and is the recognized leader advancing security worldwide.  ASIS Hawaii Chapter 134 furthers this mission and promotes excellence and leadership within the security profession in the State of Hawaii.

The International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) is an organization solely dedicated to security and safety professionals in our healthcare facilities.  The IAHSS has educated and served our healthcare security, law enforcement and emergency management leaders and has certified thousands of members who keep our healthcare facilities, patients, staff and visitors safe and secure.  

The members of the Law Enforcement and Security Coalition of Hawaii are TOP COPS in their own right for their commitment to the organization’s mission. They are as follows:

Jeremiah Pahukula, First Hawaiian Bank

Coalition President
Jeremiah Pahukula, Jr., CPP, PSP
First Hawaiian Bank

Ed Howard Pax Bello Security Solutions Hawaii

Event Chair
Ed Howard, CHPP
Pax Bello Security Solutions Hawaii, LLC

Robert Cravalho

Secretary / Treasurer
Robert Cravalho, PCI
Hawaiian Island Investigations, LLC

Jerry Dolak, CPP
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Joseph Cabrejos

Joseph Cabrejos, CII
Goodenow Associates Investigations, LLC

Michael Aviles University of Phoenix

Marketing Director
Michael Aviles
University of Phoenix (Hawaii)


Since 1984, the Law Enforcement and Security Award Banquet has been organized to promote, encourage, and recognize excellence in the field of law enforcement and security in Hawaii.


Law Enforcement and Security Coalition of Hawaii


P.O. Box 22881
Honolulu, HI 96823-2881
[email protected]

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