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The HPD's 174th Recruit Class Graduation
The Honolulu Police Department (HPD) welcomed 37 new recruits. The 174th Police Recruit Class had their graduation last night at the Hawaii Okinawa Center.
The class includes 34 men and 3 women, including a high school wrestling and judo coach who is also a certified emergency medical technician (EMT). Another new officer is originally from the Czech Republic and is fluent in four languages. The graduation ceremony marked the culmination of six months of intense classroom work and physical fitness training. The new officers will be paired with veteran officers to gain experience in the field.