Darryl D. Perry is the County of Kaua’i’s seventh Chief of Police. Hired on October 1, 2007 by the Kaua’i Police Commission, Chief Perry leads a department of about 217 officers and civilian staff.
As a 40-year police veteran, he started his career as an officer with the Honolulu Police Department in January 1972, where he served as Commander of the Juvenile Services, Narcotics/Vice, and the Criminal Investigations Divisions before retiring in 2002.
Following his retirement, he worked as Chief of Security for First Hawaiian Bank, investigator with the State of Hawaii Attorney General’s office and as an adjunct professor at Honolulu Community College in the Justice of Administration program.
The Chief holds associate degrees from Kaua’i Community College and Honolulu Community College. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Justice Administration from Hawai’i Pacific University. Perry also has his master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.
Born and raised in Lawai, the Chief is a graduate of Kaua’i High School and a U.S. Navy veteran. His long time hobbies include chess, long distance bike racing and oil painting.