Detective Sharie Souza of the Honolulu Police Department Criminal Investigation Division will answer this week’s questions from a viewer.
Question: Are there restrictions when hiring special duty officers?
Answer: HPD officers hired for special duty assignments are off-duty.
A special duty assignment can be requested if an off-duty officer is needed to maintain order, provide security, or facilitate traffic flow at an event or function.
Special-duty officers cannot be hired to provide bodyguard services or be used at union gatherings. The HPD retains the right to decline a special-duty request.
If you would like to hire a special duty officer, contact (808)723-3575 at least ten days before the event.
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