Kauai police chief runs for county council seat

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - Kauai's police chief is ending his law enforcement career but hoping to start a political one.

Darryl Perry filed nomination papers on Friday to run for a seat on the Kauai County Council.

He tells the Garden Island his law enforcement career has run its course but believes he can contribute his police experience to the legislative branch of government.

Perry has led the Kauai police force since 2007. He retired from the Honolulu Police Department in 2002. He's also served as chief of security at First Hawaiian Bank and as an investigator with the state attorney general's office.

He says he never pictured himself running for office.

If elected, he's expected to resign as police chief.

So far, seven others are vying for the seat.

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