Recruitment underway for state sheriffs

The Hawaii Department of Public Safety is looking for a few good men and women to join the State Sheriff Division.

The recruitment period is open through June 17.

To qualify, applicants must be high school graduates; able to demonstrate knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation; have the ability to read and comprehend complex written material; write a clear, factual report; and have at least two years of work experience which demonstrates these abilities.

After the initial recruitment, chosen applicants will be tested on physical fitness (pushups, sit-ups and a 1.5-mile run) and have to complete a written test to gauge their reading, writing and comprehension skills.

They will also take a pre-employment law enforcement assessment.

After successful completion of the physical ability test, written test and the pre-employment assessment, the applicant may be scheduled for an interview with the department.

Individuals who pass the testing and are selected from the recruitment will participate in a six-month Law Enforcement Recruit Class (LERC), which will consist of classroom and on-the-job training in the laws, rules, regulations, principles, practices, procedures and techniques of law enforcement; the operation of firearms and other equipment; as well as physical conditioning.

Click here to apply and enter the words Sheriff in the search box. You’ll see the Sheriff Division recruitment links to the application forms for Hawaii, Maui, Kauai and Oahu.

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