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Chief Kealoha

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Message from the Chief


The Honolulu Police Department remains committed to the efficient use of technology. This includes facial recognition software to help identify suspects and license plate cameras that have successfully located stolen and wanted vehicles. The department is also in the process of transitioning our vehicle fleet to the Ford Police Interceptor. The switch was necessitated after the Ford Motor Company announced that it would discontinue the Crown Victoria.

To ensure that Honolulu is prepared for security threats from international and domestic sources, the department continues to work closely with law enforcement partners at the federal and state levels. To promote inter-agency cooperation and information sharing, the department has representatives assigned to joint security task forces. In the field, HPD officers are trained to recognize and respond to suspicious and life-threatening activity, such as active shooters, hazardous chemicals, and homemade explosives.

On behalf of the men and women of the Honolulu Police Department, I would like to thank all of the individuals, businesses, and organizations that have partnered with the department to make Honolulu one of the safest major cities in the nation.

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