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New sheriff begins work in Hawaii

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Sheriff Robin Nagamine (Right) Sheriff Robin Nagamine (Right)

HONOLULU (AP) - A new sheriff is starting in Hawaii after 27 years as a deputy in the state.

The Public Safety Department says Robin Nagamine will take charge of the sheriff's division on Monday.

Director Ted Sakai says Nagamine knows the division and the issues it faces. Sakai says Nagamine will bring sound leadership to make sure it operates professionally.

Nagamine is replacing Shawn Tsuha, who was appointed by Gov. Neil Abercrombie as the department's deputy director for law enforcement.

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