| Yamaoki Kaoru|
|Portrayed By||Norio Wakamoto|
Yamaoki Kaoru (山沖 薫) is the new character who first appeared in Someutsushi-hen of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna: Dai Ichi Kan "Tatari", and also appeared in the other Kizuna arcs, namely Kagebōshi-hen, Tokihogushi-hen and Miotsukushi-hen. He is the Chief of Police of Kakiuchi Police Department who Minai Tomoe, Minai Madoka, and Fujita Shingo work for. He is also a good old friend to Ōishi Kuraudo and Tomoe's late father.
He has short brown hair and a police uniform.