The HPD Museum is currently closed due to COVID-19.
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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; however, you must complete online form and reserve a date and time slot.
Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (closed on observed holidays).
Due to COVID-19, each group will have approximately 45 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.
No Guided Tours at This Time
Due to COVID-19, there will be no guided tours; however, museum staff will do their best to answer questions while assisting and escorting groups in the museum. With over a thousand artifacts and pieces of interest in the museum, our staff will bring the history of the Honolulu Police Department to life.
Due to COVID-19, visitors who would like to tour museum MUST COMPLETE THE ONLINE FORM. There is a limit of 10 PEOPLE PER GROUP.
Please submit your group tour at least four weeks prior to your arrival date. We will do our very best to accommodate each request; however we cannot make any guarantees.
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 the tour guide 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.
- Has anyone in your group been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
- Is anyone in your group experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?
- Has anyone in your group had a new loss of taste or smell?
- Does anyone in your group have a temperature above 100.4 degrees?
Note: If anyone in the group answers “yes” to any of the above questions, the group will NOT be admitted into the museum.
Upon entering the HPD Museum you and your group will be required to wear your face masks (HPD will not provide face-masks), undergo temperature checks using a touchless thermometer, and use provided hand sanitizer prior to entering the museum. If the temperature reading is above 100.4 degrees, you can request a second temperature check.
NOTE: If both readings show temperature above 100.4 or any guest refuses to be tested or wear a face mask, guests will be asked to leave the HPD Main Station.
All groups must stay a minimum of 6 feet away from other guests and HPD Museum staff. Six-foot boxes are marked on the floor to facilitate group separation, with stanchions, directional signs to follow the path through the museum.
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 rules shall be escorted out of the building.