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Hawai'i Police Department's Annual Report Fiscal Year 2007-2008

NCJ Number
229098
Date Published
2009
Length
54 pages
Annotation
This annual report presents information on the activities and accomplishments of the Hawai'i County Police Department for Fiscal Year 2007-2008.
Abstract
Highlights of the annual report include: 1) the Hawai'i Police Department's new Police Cadet Program officially began in October 2007; 2) the department purchased an armored tactical vehicle, 18 new marked blue and whites, and equipped 6 unmarked police cars with special equipment; 3) the community policing philosophy continues to be embraced with 35 authorized positions at the end of Fiscal Year 2007-2008; 4) in December 2007, the Records and Identification Section became current with cases being deferred to the prosecutor's office of criminal prosecution; 5) the Hamakua District created Crime Reduction Units to control and eliminate various offenses at parks and community functions; 6) in the South Hilo District, the Aggressive Driving Enforcement Program has contributed to the sharp decline in major traffic accidents; 7) during 2007-2008, the North Kohala District saw a drop in the number of reported burglaries and thefts; 8) the Traffic Enforcement Unit investigated 31 fatal crashes that resulted in 33 people killed; 9) several grants were funded by State or Federal agencies during Fiscal Year 2007-2008 in areas such as community based traffic coordinator, DATA grant, gang prevention (East and West Hawaii, Hawai'i Narcotics Task Force; sexual assault forensic examiner, statewide marijuana eradication, traffic investigations, and youth deterrence; and 10) the budget for Fiscal Year 2007-2008 in the way of straight salaries and wages totaled $28,146,750.