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With HPD main station cell block to close for renovations, detainees will be held elsewhere

Holding cells at HPD's Alapai headquarters will be closed for renovations.
Holding cells at HPD's Alapai headquarters will be closed for renovations.(None)
Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 6:47 PM HST|Updated: 6 hours ago
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Police Department said it will be shutting down holding cells at its Alapai headquarters for renovations beginning next week.

While the cell block is closed, officers will have to transport detainees to the Kalihi Police Station to be booked first and then drive them to the Kapolei station, where they will be held.

Furthermore, juveniles will be booked at the Pearl City Police Station.

“Obviously, this a big logistical change. It’s going to require a lot of change for us as officers and a lot of change of strategy for officers within the department,” said Nicholas Schlapak, chapter chair of SHOPO Honolulu.

With holding cells at the HPD’s main station shut down, concerns have risen over traffic and space issues.

The closure will last for several months with renovations expected to finish in June.

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