Department of Public Safety
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Department of Public Safety oversees the state's
Corrections Division, which includes state prisons and community
correctional facilities, as well as the Law Enforcement Division,
which includes the Narcotics, Protective Services, and Sheriff's
This division primarily enforces law enforcement duties on all
persons, property, and buildings under the control of the State,
including but not limited to the Honolulu International Airport,
all buildings under the jurisdiction of the Judiciary, all State
buildings in the Civic Center Complex, and the Hawaii State Capitol.
Other responsibilities include enforcement of immigration laws,
drug enforcement, homeland security, fugitive and criminal investigations,
eviction proceedings, and traffic enforcement.
Special Operations Section
The fugitive unit, canine unit, and prisoner transport unit make
up the special operations section.
Capitol Patrol Section
This section primarily focuses enforcement at State facilities,
including but not limited to the Civic Center Complex, Judiciary
system, and the Capitol, including Washington Place. It is made
up of three units: patrol, dispatch, Hawaii State Hospital and
Waimano Hospital Security, and Department of Defense Security
Provides security and law enforcement for Honolulu Airport, Kalaeloa,
and Dillingham Airfield.
District Court Section
This section is made up of the patrol unit and cellblock unit.
The patrol unit is responsible for providing security and protection
of persons in the District Court facility and surrounding area.
This unit staffs the rural district courts at Waianae, Ewa, Wahiawa,
and Kaneohe. The cellblock unit is responsible for the intake,
housing, transfer, distribution, and release of custodies and
documentation of such to the appropriate agencies or authorized
Circuit Court Section
Same as the District Court Section, but also includes the Supreme
Court Unit -- provides security and protective services for the
Judges, courts, and surrounding property.
Executive Protective Section
Responsible for providing personal protective services to key
State officials and other dignitaries as directed by the Director
of Public Safety.
Jails and Prisons
The jails and prisons, and the Mainland Branch falls under the
Institutions Division: the four community correctional centers
for each county, and the four prisons (Halawa, Kulani, Waiawa,
and the Women's Community Correctional Center)
Currently, each division has its own frequencies in the VHF or
UHF band. However, the state is planning to implement a new 700
MHz radio system to facilitate communication and interoperability
between various federal, state, county agencies.
The State Sheriffs currently operate on the following UHF frequencies:
||F-1 Honolulu / Car-to-Car
F-3 Waimanalo Repeater
F-4 Mt. Kaala Repeater
Jails and prisons operate on the following VHF frequencies:
|Oahu Community Correctional Center
Halawa Correctional Facility
Halawa Correctional Facility
Womens Community Correctional Center
Honolulu District Court
Maui Community Correctional Center
Kauai Community Correctional Center
Hawaii Community Correctional Center
Kulani Correctional Facility
Notes: Also check 155.625 for OCCC
Capitol Security operates on the following VHF frequency: [I
heard this before and now I remember!]
||State Capitol Security