Our museum is very unique and sought-out from visitors across the globe. This accredited museum is located in our highly secured main station and you will be “Invited.”
Our Museum Motto: “Remember with Respect, Teach with Integrity, Inspire through Education“
The Honolulu Police Department’s Museum showcases the history of law enforcement in Hawaii; from the era under King Kamehameha I and the “Law of the Splintered Paddle”, through the establishment of the Honolulu Police Department, to present day.
The museum is located at the Honolulu Police Department – Alapai Headquarters, 801 South Beretania Street, first floor.
The museum is open to the public. Admission is free; to schedule a visit, you must complete online form and reserve a date and time.
DUE TO CHIEF LEE D. DONOHUE PASS AND REVIEW ON SEPTEMBER 1ST AT THE MAIN STATION. For preparation, the Museum will be closed at 1pm September 1st 2023. The museum will re-open next week Tuesday September 5th 2023 at 9am. Sorry, the museum is closed next week monday September 4th 2023 due to Labor Day. We apologize for the inconvenience; however, we hope you join us fronting the main station to say our farewell to our beloved Chief Dononhue.
Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (closed on observed holidays).
Each group will have approximately 60 minutes per tour. HPD staff will close the museum for about 15 minutes between tours to sanitize high-traffic areas in the museum.
Parking around the station is limited. There are a few metered stalls available to the public below the Alapai Headquarters building. Access to the stalls is located on South Hotel Street. There are additional metered stalls on South Beretania Street fronting the Alapai Headquarters and at the municipal parking garage, across the street at the corner of South Beretania and Alapai Streets.
Museum staff will do their best to answer questions while assisting and escorting groups in the museum practicing social distancing. With over ten(10) thousands artifacts and pieces of interest in the museum, our staff will bring the history of the Honolulu Police Department to life.
Visitors/Groups of 10(ten) or more need to schedule a tour museum MUST COMPLETE THE(click on the blue online form) ONLINE FORM. Due to fire code, maximum visitors at one time in the museum will not exceed 25 visitors.
Please submit your request for a tour at least four weeks prior requested date. We will do our very best to accommodate each request.
Museum tours are appropriate for students in the sixth-grade or higher. Exceptions can be made for lower grade groups upon approval by the Commander of the Community Affairs Division.
We ask that teachers review the rules with their class prior to arrival. Please prepare the students for the tour by emphasizing the need to speak quietly and to be careful. There are many glass cases and valuable objects in the museum. We do not want any injuries or property damage.
Where to assemble/pick-up
Tour groups may be dropped off on either Hale Maka’i Street (Diamond Head of the building) or on South Hotel Street (makai of the building).
The group will be greeted by museum staff in the foyer area of the Alapai Headquarters on South Beretania Street side. Tours may be picked up on Hotel Street when complete.
Special accommodations can be requested, should you require assistance at the museum. Please specify the type of special accommodations on the request form. Please note, we do not push wheel chairs or assist any impaired individuals
Due to Covid-19 Wearing Masks are now OPTIONAL but encouraged
Please inform any HPD staff member if someone is not adhering to HPD Museum’s and CDC social distancing guidelines.
- Appropriate clothing and footwear are required
- Juveniles must be accompanied by adult chaperones
- Food (including gum and candy) and beverages are prohibited
- Horseplay, yelling and disruptive behavior is prohibited
- Pets (excluding service animals) are prohibited
- Smoking (including electronic tobacco devices) is prohibited
- Weapons of any kind and illegal drugs are prohibited
- Any other inappropriate behavior or conduct is prohibited
Individuals or groups who do not comply with the museum guidelines shall be escorted out of the building.