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Department, city, state

Position: Patrol | Type: Entry Level

Application Status: Open

December 31, 2023

Expiration Date: 

Sign on bonus:

Police Officer I (Recruit) positions may be eligible to receive a $1,000.00 Recruitment Incentive. Conditions apply.

Academy salary: 

Salary range: 

$68000.00 Annual


Recruiter Name:

Jason Grouns

Recruiter Phone:

1 (808) 961-2269

Department Info:

Mission Statement
The employees of the Hawaiʻi Police Department are committed to preserving the Spirit of Aloha. We will work cooperatively with the community to enforce the laws, preserve peace, and provide a safe environment.

Vision Statement
The Hawaiʻi Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality of police service and forming partnerships with the community to achieve public satisfaction making the Big Island a safe place to live, visit, and conduct business.

Core Values
Community Satisfaction


• Automobile allowance: $600.00/month. • Standard of Conduct Differential: $658.68/month. • Firearm Allowance: $1,000.00 per fiscal year. • Uniform Allowance: $300.00 per fiscal year. • Vacation: 21 days per year. • Sick Leave: 21 days per year. • Holidays: 13 days per year + general election day in an election year. • Medical, Vision, Prescription Drug, & Dental Plans. • Group Life Insurance. • Night Differential (6pm-6am): $0.55 per hour for each hour of actual work performed. • Membership Benefits: Membership in the County Credit Union, State of Hawai'i Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO) union, the Flexible Spending Plan, and the State of Hawai'i Deferred Compensation Plan. • Retirement: Eligible to retire at age 55 with 25 years of police service in Hawai'i.


  • Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent (GED or HiSET)

  • 20 years of age at time of filing, (at least 21 years of age by the time of graduation from the Police Academy), and

  • possession of a valid State of Hawai`i Driver's License (Class 3) or any other valid comparable driver's license at time of filing. (You will be required to submit your driver's license during the Personal History Questionnaire phase with the Hawai'i Police Department), and

  • must be qualified to carry and/or possess firearm or ammunition in accordance with state and federal laws, e.g., no misdemeanor or felony domestic violence conviction.

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