First family’s Hawaii vacation cost HPD $341K in overtime

After their most recent holiday vacation, President Barack Obama and the first family left Honolulu taxpayers with a bill much larger than in years past.

The Honolulu Police Department said Thursday it spent $341,216.91 in overtime during the family’s holiday stay, which ran from Dec. 18 to Jan. 2.

Whenever the president comes to town, police officers work overtime to help keep him safe.

Last year, that cost was $277,585.08 and in 2013, it was $293,731.99.

The department would not say why this year’s cost was so much higher.

In the past, the city has reached out to the federal government for reimbursements, but was denied.

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