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HPD History: Higher Education


In 1966, higher education for police officers nation-wide was seen as a necessary step towards improving law enforcement's ability to address emerging issues in our evolving society. The HPD made extensive efforts toward providing its officers an opportunity for higher education and coordinated with the Honolulu Community College to initiate an Associates Degree Program for law enforcement personnel. The HPD work schedule at the time routinely rotated between day shift, swing shift, and midnight shift using a seven-week interval between each. To aid officers attending college, the intervals were extended to three months to coincide with college semesters. (Chief Dan Liu, Captain Clyde Springer, and Mr. Lansing discuss higher education for police officers, circa 1966)