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Police overtime costs for Obama's holiday visit higher than previous years

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Police overtime costs during President Obama’s eighth Christmas vacation in the islands totaled $341,000 – more than $60,000 more than the year before.

The president and his family spent 15 days in the islands, in what’s become a holiday tradition. This year, the president was particularly active, with golfing, hiking, swimming and dining out.

HPD released the overtime costs Thursday, and said they are not reimbursed. Information on how many officers got overtime was not released.

During the 2014-15 holiday season, HPD spent $277,000 on overtime costs.

The year before, the overtime bill was $294,000.

Mobile users: See a slideshow of the president's 2015 Christmas in the islands here.

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