News Releases

CQ_Spring14 – WCCC Feature Here is a quarterly newsletter from Chaminade University that highlighted a WCCC-Chaminade partnership (pages 4-7). Environmental and Interior Design (EID)  Students at Chaminade University; including Lisa Nguyen, Max Kamm, Tessa Goble and Jill Hara will graduate this May. They and other EID students continue to be involved in the Hawaii Department of Corrections ...
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Sheriff Recruit — The Department of Public Safety (PSD) is looking for a few good men and women to join the Sheriff Division. Recruitment will open on the Department of Human Resources and Development (DHRD) website for a three-week period from Jan. 18, until Feb. 7. PSD is particularly seeking applicants willing to serve on ...
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Warden Named for Kulani Correctional Facility – The Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce the selection of Ruth Coller Forbes as warden of Kulani Correctional Facility, effective Dec. 1, 2013.

Parole Graduation

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 in News Releases

Parole Completion Celebration — The Annual Parole Completion Celebration was held Thursday night at Hawaii State Supreme Court Aliiolani Hale to honor individuals who completed parole as well as those who helped them. The event was put on by the Hawaii Friends of Justice and Civic Education Organization, a non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the ...
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NTBI Flyer.4.26.14 NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK PROGRAM OPENS DROP-OFF SITES ACROSS HAWAII — The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and more than 4,000 of its national, tribal, and community partners will hold a seventh National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at over 5,500 sites across America Saturday, Oct. 26.

10/17/13 Sheriff Warrant Sweep

Posted on Oct 18, 2013 in News Releases

SHERIFF DIVISION CONDUCTS NIGHT WARRANT SWEEP — As part of an on-going effort to address outstanding warrants, the Sheriff Division Special Operations Section-Fugitive Unit conducted a warrant sweep last night in the Kalihi area. The sweep targeted traffic, Grand Jury, Probation/Parole violations and criminal outstanding warrants. 20 warrants were cleared and 17 arrests were made. ...
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  Sheriff Graduation — The Honorable First Circuit Court Judge Edward Kubo Jr., members of the state Legislature, Public Safety Department officials, family members and friends today gathered in Waipio to witness the graduation of the 2013 Sheriff Recruit Class at the Hawaii Okinawa Center. Twenty-one new deputies were added to the Sheriff Division.

Sheriff K9 Vest Donations

Posted on Sep 19, 2013 in News Releases

STATE SHERIFFS ACCEPT DONATION OF PROTECTIVE VESTS FOR K9 TEAM — Hawaii’s K9 deputies now have some of the same protection as their human partners following the donation of five bullet and stab protective vests by nonprofit Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. to the Department of Public Safety (PSD) Sheriff Division. As Gov. Neil Abercrombie ...
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PREA Brochure

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 in News Releases

PREA – The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA), a Federal law, was passed to address sexual abuse and sexual harassment in prisons, jails, community correctional centers, and lock ups. In support of PREA, PSD has a “Zero Tolerance” policy against any form of sexual abuse and sexual harassment towards an offender by another ...
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Sheriff Bill Signing Act 137

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 in News Releases

NEW BARGAINING UNIT IS CREATED FOR STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, STATE AND COUNTY OCEAN SAFETY AND WATER SAFETY OFFICERS — Governor Neil Abercrombie held a special ceremony today to highlight the signing of Act 137. The purpose of this act is to establish Collective Bargaining Unit 14 to represent state law enforcement officers and ocean ...
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