WAIPAHU, Hawaii (AP) - Seventeen new deputies will be joining the ranks of the Hawaii Sheriff Division.
A graduation for the 2012 recruits will be held Friday at the Hawaii Okinawa Center. U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye will be a special guest speaker addressing the graduates.
The deputies will be assigned to various locations across the state.
Duties of the statewide law enforcement division include protecting the governor and Honolulu International Airport.