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Honolulu police recruits on pace to exceed retirements

Peter Boylan, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
December 18, 2022 

“Police agencies across the nation face a staffing crisis, and Honolulu PD is not immune from that pain,” said SHOPO Vice President and HPD Sgt. Stephen Keogh in a statement to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. “HPD faces the toughest recruitment and retention environment you can imagine. From the high cost of living on Oahu to national anti-police rhetoric to the increase in attacks on police officers, the staffing challenge is daunting and gets worse as time passes."

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