2 New Deputies Join State Sheriff Division on MauiNovember 4, 2016, 1:33 PM HST · Updated November 4, 1:53 PM 0 Comments
32 new deputies were added to the Sheriff Division during a ceremony today, including two who will be assigned to positions on Maui.
The Law Enforcement Recruit Class 16-01 for Deputy Sheriffs was held today at the Hawaiʻi Okinawa Center in Waipiʻo.
“These men and women took an oath to serve and protect the people of Hawaiʻi and that responsibility to the community and the Department begins today,” said State Sheriff Renee Sonobe Hong. “They have trained hard over the past six months and I believe they will carry out their law enforcement duties statewide with professionalism, integrity and fairness.”
The new deputies will be sent out to work in various positions on Oʻahu, Kauaʻi, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. 24 will be assigned to Oʻahu, one on Kauaʻi, two on Maui and five to Kona on Hawaiʻi Island.
Student awards for Top Gun, Physical Fitness, Leadership and Academic Average were also handed out to the recruits who ranked at the top of their class in those areas.
The recruits were trained in nearly 1,000 hours of academic instruction in laws and procedures, testing, training in physical fitness, and police tactics.
The Sheriff Division carries out law enforcement services statewide.
Its mission is to promote public safety by: protecting all persons and property within premises under the control of the Judiciary and all state facilities; providing process services and execution of court documents; handling detained persons; and providing secure transportation for persons in custody.
The Sheriff’s Division also provides law enforcement services at the Honolulu International Airport.