News Releases

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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Governor Neil Abercrombie held special ceremony today to highlight the signing of Act 137

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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7/18/13 Sheriff Warrant Sweep

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 in News Releases

STATE 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 Tuesday night. The sweep targeted traffic, Grand Jury, Probation/Parole violations and criminal outstanding warrants. 29 warrants were cleared and 20 arrests were made. The warrants included ...
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Robin M. Nagamine, the State Sheriff.

New Sheriff Appointed

Posted on May 31, 2013 in News Releases

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY NAMES NEW STATE SHERIFF — The Department of Public Safety (PSD) today announced the appointment of Robin Nagamine as State Sheriff. Nagamine will be in charge of the department’s Sheriff Division, effective June 3, 2013.

Corrections Graduates of 2013

2013 Corrections Graduation

Posted on May 17, 2013 in News Releases

2013 GRADUATION CEREMONY HELD FOR NEW CLASS OF ADULT CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS— The Department of Public Safety (PSD) today welcomed a new class of adult correctional officers at a graduation ceremony and luncheon held at the Hale Koa Hotel. 27 recruits graduated from Basic Corrections Training (BCT) and 10 non-uniform civilian PSD staff members graduated from ...
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Groupon event provides five bullet-proof vests to our Deputy Sheriff K9s.

Sheriff K9 Vests

Posted on Apr 12, 2013 in News Releases

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY K9 UNIT IS AWARDED NEW K9 BALLISTIC VESTS THANKS TO A NON-PROFIT GROUP AND GROUPON –The Department of Public Safety’s Sheriff K9 Unit will be receiving five bulletproof vests thanks to a nationwide animal related GROUPON event than ran March 13 through March 20, 2013.

Pohakuloa Gun Range

Sheriff Firearm Range

Posted on Apr 11, 2013 in News Releases

Sheriff Firearm Range — The Big Island Sheriffs have a new option for firearms training, thanks to an agreement with the U.S. Army Garrison Pohakuloa. Lieutenant Colonel Eric Shwedo, Commander of the U.S. Army Garrison Pohakuloa, Command Sergeant Major Alan Higgs, Public Safety Director Ted Sakai and Lieutenant Pat Kawai with the Sheriff Division, gathered ...
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Second Chance Grant

Posted on Feb 12, 2013 in News Releases

Second Chance Grant – 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.

2012 Corrections Graduation

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 in News Releases

2012 GRADUATION CEREMONY HELD FOR NEW CLASS OF ADULT CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS — The Department of Public Safety (PSD) today welcomed a new class of adult correctional officers at a graduation ceremony and luncheon held at the Hawaii Okinawa Center. 33 recruits graduated from Basic Corrections Training (BCT) and 13 non-uniform civilian PSD staff members graduated ...
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Draft Environmental Assessment

Posted on Nov 23, 2012 in News Releases

DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT DETAILS PLAN TO REACTIVATE KULANI CORRECTIONAL FACILITY –The Department of Public Safety (PSD) today released a draft environmental assessment that proposes a plan to reactivate the Kulani Correctional Facility in Hilo. This plan would allow the return of 200 minimum-security male inmates who have two to four years remaining before they are ...
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