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Honolulu Swears in New Police Chief

Arthur "Joe" Logan, a retired major general with the Hawaii National Guard who had been working as a criminal investigator with the Hawaii Attorney General’s Office, is now back with HPD after having worked for the department from 1982 until 2002 as a detective and sergeant.

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Maui Police Recruit Recovering from Heatstroke and Coma Still Wants to be a Cop

Alexa Jacobs, 27, said she had just finished a run and was doing pushups before she blacked out.

Hawaii Police Recruit in Coma After Passing Out in Training

Alexa Jacobs’ family said the 27-year-old is currently in a trauma center on Oahu awaiting a liver transplant.

Las Vegas Captain Named New Maui Chief

The nine-member Maui Police Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to advance Pelletier from the list of five finalists for the job to lead the department of 416 employees.

Honolulu Officers Free of Criminal Charges Over Fatal Shooting

“We are pleased with today’s decision. This has been challenging for our officers, the department and many in our community,” Acting Honolulu police Chief Rade K. Vanic said, in a statement. “Throughout this time, our officers have continued to serve with pride and professionalism. I thank the HPD ohana for their support.”

Hawaiian Island Seeking New Police Chief

The commissioners are looking for someone with at least 15 years of experience as a police officer, including five years in administration. The commissioners also prefer someone with a four-year degree from an accredited university and proof of training from the FBI National Academy, or equivalent experience.

3 Honolulu Officers Charged Over Killing of Teen Suspect

Deputy Prosecutor Christopher Van Marter said in court documents that the officer fired 10 rounds into the rear window of the Honda “without provocation.” Eight of the shots hit the teen.

Honolulu PD Using Open-Book Testing in Academy

“How much easier can you make it?” said Dee Ann Koanui, a former Honolulu training sergeant. “You might as well hand out the badges.”

Former Honolulu Police Chief Gets 7 Years for Corruption

Former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha was sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in one of the worst public corruption scandals in Hawaii history.

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ACLU Files Suit Against Honolulu Police

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii has filed a lawsuit against the city of Honolulu and the Police Department alleging that an officer violated agency policy when he placed under arrest a teen who had gotten into an altercation with his son.

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