The Honolulu Police Department (HPD) shall
establish procedures for the use and management
of parking facilities at the Alapai headquarters.
A. Alapai parking facility: The parking
facility at the Alapai headquarters. This
includes the areas within the parking
structure (levels P-1, P-2, P-3, B-1, and B-2).
B. Joint Traffic Management Center (JTMC)
parking facility: The parking facility at
the JTMC. Parking at this facility is
limited to authorized HPD personnel (i.e.,
Communications Division personnel). The
Department of Facility Maintenance is
responsible for the control and management of this facility.
C. Parking coordinator: The assistant
chief of the Support Services Bureau (SSB).
D. Parking enforcement coordinator: The
commander of the Professional Standards Office (PSO).
E. Parking permit: Authorization to park
at the Alapai parking facility, which is
signified by a decal or placard mounted on
a vehicle as specified by this directive.
Decals shall be affixed at all times while
parked at the Alapai headquarters. There
are five types of parking permits.
1. Assigned permit: A permit (decal and
placard) to park in an assigned stall.
Stall assignments are made by the parking coordinator.
2. Unassigned permit: A permit (static-
stick decal) to park in an unassigned stall.
The specific parking area is determined by
the applicant’s seniority or position.
Each permit is assigned to a specific employee
and his or her primary vehicle.
3. Special permit: A permit (placard) to
park in an unassigned stall. These permits
are issued for special purposes such as
special assignments and to elements that
are assigned nonpatrol fleet vehicles
(e.g., Specialized Services Division, Records
and Identification Division, Information
Technology Division, Human Resources Division, etc.).
Each element that is not assigned to the
Alapai headquarters will be issued three
special permits for conducting business
at the headquarters. These elements are
responsible for their own placards.
4. Volunteer permit: A permit (placard)
that allows a volunteer worker to park
after hours in designated areas. These
permits are issued to elements that have
volunteer workers; they may not be used
by anyone other than the volunteer.
5. Disabled person permit: Parking stalls
for disabled employees are located on the
P-3 parking level.
F. Neal S. Blaisdell Center (NBC) parking
facility: The parking facility at the NBC.
G. Seniority wait list: The list of civilian
personnel eligible for parking at the Alapai
Civilians assigned to the Alapai headquarters
must contact the SSB if they wish to be placed on the wait list.
H. Vehicle: Any car, van, truck, motorcycle,
moped, motor scooter, or bicycle.
I. Volunteer worker: Anyone who is not
employed by the department but performs
functions or tasks at the Alapai headquarters
J. Waived fee officers (subject to contract
negotiations): Officers at the rank of lieutenant and below.
A. Parking Coordinator
The parking coordinator is responsible for
the control and management of the Alapai parking facility.
B. Parking Enforcement Coordinator
The parking enforcement coordinator is responsible
for enforcement of the rules contained herein.
C. HPD Personnel
All HPD personnel are responsible for compliance
with the requirements of this directive.
A. All HPD personnel assigned to the Alapai
headquarters who wish to park at the facility,
including those with disabled parking placards
/license plates, shall apply for parking in
accordance with this directive.
B. All permits are approved and issued by the
parking coordinator. However, applicants for
special permits and volunteer permits must
submit requests in writing to the SSB via
their respective channels.
C. Only one decal will be issued to each
authorized employee who has a primary vehicle on file.
Nonmotorized officers and civilian employees
may request a second, permanent-stick decal
for mopeds, motor scooters, or motorcycles
used as an alternate vehicle.
1. Personnel shall park only one vehicle,
either primary or alternate, at a time within
the designated parking facilities; and
2. The vehicle’s information (registration,
etc.) must be current.
D. Any changes in primary or alternate vehicle
information shall be reported within five
calendar days to the parking coordinator.
E. Each decal/placard must be returned to the
parking coordinator when it expires or when
the permittee is assigned to duty at another
station, leaves the department, or gives up
the permit for any other reason.
PERMIT ACQUISITION, REPLACEMENT, AND CANCELLATION
1. Applicants shall apply directly with
the parking coordinator for permits with
the exception of those who are applying
for special or volunteer permits.
Anyone seeking a special or volunteer permit
must obtain the approval of his or her division
level commander. The commander must then submit
a request for the permit via proper channels to
the parking coordinator. The employee’s bureau
chief shall determine the validity of the
request before forwarding it to the parking coordinator.
2. An applicant for a new permit or permit
renewal shall present a valid registration for the vehicle.
1. When a decal or placard is lost, stolen,
or damaged, the permittee shall submit a
To/From report through channels to the
a. An explanation regarding the loss/theft/
damage shall be included in the To/From report.
A copy of the police report shall be attached.
b. Upon approval, copies of the To/From and
police report will be sent to the respective
employee and the PSO for their information.
c. The vehicle registration shall be presented
when applying for a replacement decal.
2. When an employee acquires a replacement for
the primary vehicle or alternate motorcycle/
moped/ motor scooter that is on file, the employee
shall inform the parking coordinator of the change
and submit a copy of the new registration within
five calendar days.
1. An employee who wishes to cancel a permit shall,
if possible, submit a notice of cancellation to the
parking coordinator at least two weeks prior to the
effective date of cancellation. This will enable
the Finance Division to terminate the payroll deduction
for the permit on time. There will be no refunds for
2. The parking decal/placard shall be returned to
the parking coordinator at the time the notice of
cancellation is submitted. A temporary permit will
be issued at that time to cover the permittee’s
vehicle until the cancellation date. Failure to
return the parking decal/placard will cause the
payroll deduction to continue.
3. When a permittee terminates his or her employment
with the department, the decal/placard must be
returned to the parking coordinator. The element
commander, parking coordinator, and the Finance
Division shall ascertain that this has been accomplished
before signing the employee’s clearance form.
TEMPORARY PARKING PROCEDURES
A. For New and Temporary Permits
1. When a new parking permit is required
for a vehicle, the permit shall be obtained
before the vehicle is parked in the authorized area.
2. The static-stick decals shall be used
on temporary vehicles and new primary vehicles,
therefore, temporary passes will not be issued.
B. For Evidentiary Purposes
Short-term parking is sometimes needed for
vehicles held as evidence.
1. Each vehicle shall be clearly marked with
an evidence tag and may be parked only in the
special bank area on level B 2 or on levels
P-1 or P-2 if the bank area is full; and
2. The case officer shall remove the vehicle
within ten calendar days. For an extension
to be considered, a request shall be submitted
to the parking coordinator.
A. Display of Decals/Placards
1. Decals shall not be altered in any way.
2. The paper backing shall be removed from
the parking decal and the decal affixed to
the lower, right corner of the front windshield
(as seen from inside the vehicle).
3. Decals for motorcycles, motor scooters,
and mopeds shall be visibly affixed to the
rear fender or right rear area of the motorcycle,
motor scooter, or moped (as seen from the rear of the motorcycle).
4. Bicycles shall have current registration decals.
5. In vehicles without decals, placards shall
be displayed on the dashboards so that all of
the information on the placard is clearly visible from the outside.
B. Parking in Authorized Areas
1. In general, a vehicle may be parked only
within the specific level/area authorized by
its permit. There is one exception to this rule.
a. Civilian employees who park at the JTMC or
NBC and work outside of normal business
hours may apply for after-hours parking
placards. These placards permit employees
to park after hours only when they are at
the Alapai headquarters for official
b. Placard requests shall be e-mailed by the
employee’s commander, executive officer, or
lieutenant to the parking coordinator’s
secretary. The request shall confirm the
employee’s payment of parking at the JTMC
or NBC and provide justification for the
c. Vehicles with off-hours parking placards
may park on the P-1, P-2, and P-3 levels at
all hours on weekends and holidays. On
normal business days, they may park between
1630 and 0730 hours on the P-1 and P-2
levels and between 1630 and 0700 hours on
the P-3 level. Personnel who have NBC
off-hours placards shall be permitted to
move their vehicles during their work
d. There are no exceptions for mopeds,
bicycles, motor scooters, and motorcycles.
They shall be parked only in areas
designated for mopeds, bicycles, motor
scooters, and motorcycles at all times.
2. City-owned motor vehicles shall not be parked
on the P 1 and P 2 levels unless they have parking placards.
3. A vehicle may be parked within the Alapai
parking facility only during periods when the
employee is on duty or at the Alapai headquarters
for official business.
4. On duty HPD personnel shall not park in any
of the metered stalls in the parking structure,
on South Beretania Street fronting the station,
or on Hale Makai Street.
5. City-owned and city-subsidized police vehicles
may be parked in the areas designated “Reserved for
Honolulu Police Vehicles Only” on South Beretania
and South Hotel Streets when the employee is on duty
or at the Alapai headquarters for official business.
Vehicles cannot be parked in these areas for more
than two hours and during tow zone hours.
6. Undercover vehicles shall not be parked or stored
at the Alapai headquarters. Divisions shall make
arrangements to park such vehicles elsewhere. Any
undercover vehicle found in the parking structure
will be cited and reported to divisional commanders
for appropriate action.
C. Parking Within Stalls
Each vehicle shall be parked properly within a
stall. No straddling of parking stalls, double
parking, or parking that blocks the traffic lanes
will be allowed.
D. Use of Assigned Stalls by Others
1. An assigned parking stall may not be rented
out by the applicant.
2. A permittee with an assigned stall may authorize
another HPD employee to use it during the permittee’s
absence. The permittee’s placard will be displayed
on the vehicle while it is in the stall.
E. Storage of Vehicles
HPD personnel shall not park vehicles within
the Alapai parking facility for more than 24
consecutive hours without the prior written
approval of the parking coordinator. Vehicles
parked for more than 24 consecutive hours are
subject to towing.
A To/From report submitted through channels
to the parking coordinator requesting approval
for extended parking will be considered for
business purposes only (i.e., business trip,
conference, extradition, etc.).
F. Compliance With Signs and Directives
Personnel shall comply with all posted signs
and directives regarding the use of the facility.
A. All fees for parking are set in accordance
with city ordinance or the current collective
bargaining agreement and are subject to change
therewith. Fees are reduced for applicants who
participate in carpools. The fee schedule is
maintained by the parking coordinator.
B. Captains and above who are assigned to the
Alapai headquarters and wish to park there
shall apply for assigned parking with the parking coordinator.
C. With the exception of officers whose fees
have been waived, all employees shall pay for
parking at the Alapai headquarters.
DESCRIPTION OF PARKING FACILITY
The Alapai parking facility consists of
five parking levels within the structure.
The five parking levels are staggered in
two stacks; the B levels are directly
adjacent to the headquarters building on
the ewa side, and the P levels are ewa of
the B levels.
A. P 1 Level
Only officers of the rank of lieutenant
and below who have subsidized vehicles
shall park on this level.
In addition, gasoline pumps and a reserved
area for the Traffic Division’s motorcycles
and District 1’s bicycles are located on this level.
B. P 2 Level
Only nonmotorized officers and employees
with bicycles, mopeds, motor scooters,
and motorcycles shall park on this level.
An area designated for bicycles, mopeds,
motor scooters, and motorcycles (excluding
city-owned bicycles and motorcycles) is
located on this level.
Exception: When the P 1 level is full,
officers authorized for P 1 parking may
park on the P 2 level.
C. P 3 Level
This level houses the Vehicle Maintenance
Section and the area known as Civic Annex
1. Civic Annex 1 provides covered, unassigned
parking for civilians, metered spaces for
visitors, and spaces for the disabled.
The first disabled person parking stall
(closest to the elevator) is reserved for
the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
and shall not be used by departmental employees.
D. B 1 Level
Only the legal advisor and officers of the
rank of assistant chief and higher shall be
authorized to park in the individually assigned
stalls on this level.
Also located on this level are the sally
ports for adult and juvenile prisoners and
five stalls for special exceptions.
E. B 2 Level
Only majors and captains and the Department
Staff Executive Assistant, Forensic Laboratory
Director, and Information Specialist 3 shall
park in the individually assigned stalls on
this level. The Accountant VI is also currently
authorized to park in an assigned stall.
However, should he separate from the HPD, the
stall shall be returned to the SSB for reassignment.
The Building Maintenance Repairer of the
Department of Facility Maintenance (DFM)
assigned to the Alapai headquarters is
authorized to park in an assigned stall.
The DFM also has a reserved area for outside
vendors to park while servicing the HPD.
Further, there is a caged area reserved for
the processing of vehicles by the Scientific
Investigation Section; a caged area for the
storage of impounded vehicles by the Evidence
Room; and an area known as special bank parking.
Special bank parking is used to accommodate any
special exceptions to the parking restrictions
and officers with subsidized vehicles who are
assigned to other stations but must conduct
official business at the Alapai headquarters.
Parking in this area is time restricted and
controlled, and all vehicles must have a parking
placard displayed on the dashboard with all information visible.
ENFORCEMENT OF PARKING RULES
All HPD employees are required to comply
with this directive. A violation may
result in the vehicle being cited and/or
towed and the employee being disciplined.
Citations will be issued to any vehicle
found parked in violation of this directive.
1. Unauthorized vehicles and vehicles blocking
parking stalls, driveways, or other vehicles
will be towed in accordance with city ordinance.
2. An Incident Report, HPD 192 form, and an
Inventory of Towed Automobile, HPD 48 form,
shall be completed and sent to the Records
and Identification Division. A To/From report
regarding the violation that precipitated the
towing and a copy of the tow company’s invoice
shall be forwarded to the Finance Division.
3. If the violator is an employee of the
department, a copy of the above reports
shall be forwarded to the employee’s commander
for review and appropriate action.
4. Owners of towed vehicles will be
responsible for all expenses.
C. Disciplinary Action
1. Personnel who violate this directive
may be subject to disciplinary action in
accordance with the Standards of Conduct
or civil service rules.
Disciplinary action may also result in
the suspension or revocation of the violator’s
a. The first violation within the Alapai
facility (e.g., covered parking, loading
zones, and sally port) shall result in a
consequence that is no less than a verbal counseling.
The first violation within the metered
parking in the parking structure and on
the Beretania and Hale Makai Streets shall
result in a consequence that is no less than
a verbal counseling.
b. Any second violation within 12 months
after a first violation shall result in a
consequence that is no less than a counseling (HPD 384 form).
c. Any third violation within 12 months
after the first violation shall result
in progressive disciplinary actions that
may include extended action, having the
vehicle towed, and revocation of parking
privileges for the Alapai facility for 36 months.
2. A copy of any administrative action
taken shall be forwarded to the parking
coordinator’s and parking enforcement coordinator’s offices.
Exceptions to this directive may be made by the Chief of Police.