News Releases

Justice Reinvestment Initiative Plan Released – After nearly eight months of working on the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI), Governor Neil Abercrombie today endorsed the JRI Working Group’s policy recommendations to improve the state’s criminal justice system. The series of policy recommendations aim to reduce recidivism, ensure accountability for people convicted of crimes and make the ...
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Sheriff Booking

Posted on Dec 21, 2011 in News Releases

Sheriff Booking Station – After two years of planning and construction the new Sheriff Division Booking/Receiving and Warrants Facility on Keawe Street is open. The previous booking station was housed in Halawa Correctional Facility which made it difficult for people to voluntarily turn themselves in and resulted in delays in processing arrests due to transport ...
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Posted on Oct 25, 2011 in News Releases

Accreditation – The Hawaii Intake Service Center, an agency within the State Department of Public Safety, has been awarded a Second Chance Act grant of $597,576 through the Office Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Fugitive Captured

Posted on Sep 6, 2011 in News Releases

Fugitive Captured – The state Department of Public Safety (DPS) Sheriff’s deputies yesterday arrested a CrimeStoppers/Hawaii Most Wanted Fugitive near the Honolulu International Airport.