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PSD NEWS RELEASE – Deputy Sheriff recruit class 19-01 graduation

Posted on Feb 18, 2020 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU – Public Safety Department officials, family members and friends today gathered at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu to witness the graduation of the Law Enforcement Recruit Class 19-01 for Deputy Sheriffs.  Twenty-three (23) new deputies were added to the Sheriff Division and will be assigned to positions across the state.

The new deputies were presented with graduation certificates, followed by the recitation of the Oath of Office and the Sheriff badge presentation.

The recruits were trained in nearly 1,000 hours of academic instruction in laws and procedures, constant testing, training in physical fitness, and police tactics.

Student awards for Top Gun, Physical Fitness, Leadership and Academic Average were also handed out to the recruits who ranked at the top of their class in those areas.

The new deputies will be sent out to work in various positions throughout the state. Fifteen (15) will be assigned to Oahu, two to Maui, four to Hawaii Island, and two to Kauai.

The Sheriff Division carries out law enforcement services statewide.  Its mission is to promote public safety by: protecting all persons and property within premises under the control of the Judiciary and all state facilities; providing process services and execution of court documents; handling detained persons; and providing secure transportation for persons in custody.  It also provides law enforcement services at the Honolulu International Airport.

Toni Schwartz
Public Information Officer
Hawaii Department of Public Safety
Office: 808-587-1358
Cell: 808-683-5507
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