Calling aspiring police officers: Hawaii PD now accepting applications year-round

Hawaii County Police Department implements year-round recruitment for Police Officers
Hawaii County Police Department implements year-round recruitment for Police Officers(Hawaii News Now)
Published: May. 17, 2023 at 10:07 PM HST|Updated: May. 18, 2023 at 7:02 AM HST
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HAWAII ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaii Police Department is now accepting applications for police recruits year-round, eliminating the previous 10-day application window held twice a year.

Additionally, the department will now conduct monthly tests, with the first scheduled for June 26.

The decision to accept applications throughout the year aims to make it more convenient for aspiring police officers to join the force.

Starting pay is just under $69,000 with many work benefits, including paid holidays, insurance, equipment stipends, automobile subsidy and more.

”While we’re making it easier to apply to be a police officer, the department remains committed to its rigorous screening and training program that graduates highly qualified officers,” says Chief Ben Moszkowicz.

Interested applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Graduated from high school or obtained a GED
  • Knowledge of grammar, spelling and word usage
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Be at least 20 years of age at the time of filing, and at least 21 years of age by the time of graduation from the Police Academy.
  • Be qualified to carry and/or possess firearms or ammunition in accordance with state and federal laws
  • Must not have any misdemeanor or felony domestic violence convictions

For more information, visit the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Police Officer Recruitment page