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The Debrief: HPD challenged with critically low staffing as search for next chief continues

Published: May. 16, 2022 at 8:23 PM HST

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Police Department is dealing with critically low levels of staffing.

To address the challenges, they’re testing a new pilot project that changes the length of an officer’s work week and daily hours. Their goal is to get more officers on the streets in different shifts — and it appears to be working.

This comes as the search for the next chief nears its 1-year-mark. Digital Reporter Dillon Ancheta sits down with Chief Investigative Reporter Lynn Kawano to dig deeper into the issues HPD is facing.

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