HONOLULU (KHNL) - They wear uniforms, carry guns, and have the ability to arrest you. But we aren't talking about police, just a group of average citizens. It's part of the Honolulu Police Department's reserve officer program. This is about 20 of the group's more than 70 total members.
They go out into high risk areas of criminal activity and address less serious crimes so that regular officers can focus on the bigger ones.
Since most have other jobs, reserve officers all serve without compensation.
Reserve officer Ron Richardson says "to me it's kind of like having the best of 2 worlds. I can be part of such a great organization here and help the community."