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HPD History: Kewalo Firing Range

This photo, circa late 1957, shows HPD officers at the Kewalo firing range. Although it's hard to tell in this black and white photo, HPD officers wore olive drab uniforms before switching to the current dark blues we use today. Veteran retirees during this period do not recall having to re-qualify with their firearms back then and in fact walked the beat, rode town motorcycles, and were assigned motor beats before ever having gone to formal recruit school training. Met with a quizzical look, the veteran's response was "That's how it was back in the old days."