10-05-21 Recruitment of police officers Open from October 10 to 19


Hawaii Police Department
Chief’s office
Chef Paul K. Ferreira
Telephone: (808) 961-2244

Press release

The Hawai’i Police Department (HPD) is seeking qualified individuals interested in serving our Hawai’i Island community as part of their upcoming recruitment of Junior Police Officers. Recruitment will begin on Sunday, October 10, 2021 and end at 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.

The starting salary for Police Officer I positions is $ 65,652 per year with benefits including paid time off, vacation, sick leave, military leave, health insurance, life insurance collective, a uniform and equipment allowance, a car subsidy and a pension. Interested candidates must meet the following conditions:

  • High school graduate or obtained a GED.
  • Knowledge of grammar, spelling and use of words.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Be at least 20 years old at the time of filing and at least 21 years old at the time of graduation from the Police Academy.
  • Be qualified to carry and / or possess firearms or ammunition in accordance with state and federal laws.
  • Must not have convictions for misdemeanor or felony of domestic violence.
  • Meet the standards of health and physical condition deemed necessary and appropriate to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation, such as having a good weight / height ratio; have good eyesight, physical condition and good agility according to the standards set by the County of Hawai’i.

Submitting an application is the first of several steps to becoming a Hawaii Police Department officer. The department prides itself on its rigorous selection and training program which trains highly qualified agents. Applicants who meet the initial minimum requirements must then pass a written test, physical agility test, rigorous background check, polygraph exam, psychological test, formal interview, medical clearance, and drug screening. When they are hired, they will then follow six months of training in an academy five days a week. Upon successful completion of academy training, new recruits will progress from an academic setting to four months of field training where they are paired with an experienced officer and gain hands-on experience, forming the basis of their careers.

“Being a police officer with the Hawaii Police Department is not just another profession, it’s a calling,” says HPD Training Sgt Ryan Pagan. “If you have the courage to pursue this vocation, we strongly encourage you to apply,” says the 13-year veteran.

Applicants should apply using the Hawaii County Jobs webpage and create an account.

For more information, visit the Hawai’i Police Department Police Officer Recruitment page at www.hawaiipolice.com. Hawai’i County is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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