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Ask HPD: Becoming a Police Officer

Question: I'm interested in becoming a Honolulu police officer. What are the requirements and how do I apply?

Answer: To become an HPD officer, you must be a citizen, national, or permanent resident alien of the U.S. You must be at least 20 years old at the time you apply and have a high school diploma or G.E.D. You must also meet federal and state eligibility requirements to possess a firearm. Once hired, you'll need a valid State of Hawaii driver's license. For more information on how you can apply, visit us online at

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Ask HPD will also air on the KHON2 News morning show, Wake Up 2Day.