The Honolulu Police Department supports the use of
automated external defibrillators (AEDs) by making
AEDs available to officers and establishing and
maintaining an AED training program under the
direction of a State of Hawaii licensed physician.
The Training Division commander is the department’s
AED program coordinator, who is:
A. The liaison to the department’s AED medical
director and the Honolulu Fire Department’s (HFD)
medical branch representative;
B. Responsible for providing training in the use of AEDs; and
C. Responsible for maintaining training records
for all personnel who successfully complete the
AED training program.
A. Elements are responsible for assigning/
reassigning AEDs to qualified program participants
in their elements.
B. The Vehicle Maintenance Section (VMS)
shall be responsible for placing AEDs in
city owned patrol vehicles assigned to
Districts 1, 6, and 7. The VMS will make
checks to ensure that the AED is in the
city owned patrol vehicle.
C. Patrol commanders or designees of Districts
2, 3, 4, 5, and 8 shall be responsible for
assigning AEDs to all city owned patrol vehicles
within their district.
PROPERTY AND SUPPLY SECTION
The Finance Division’s Property and Supply Section
shall be responsible for issuing AEDs to all elements
and replacing related components/supplies as needed.
Personnel shall operate an AED only if they have
successfully completed the training program
conducted by the Training Division in the use
of the department-issued device and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
B. Documentation And Downloading
1. When an AED is used, the operator shall
complete an Incident Report in accordance with
the AED training program. A copy of the Incident
Report shall be sent to the AED coordinator assigned
to the Training Division.
2. When an AED is used, the operator shall
take the entire unit to the nearest HFD station
as soon as practicable prior to the end of their workday.
Users of older Cardiac Science AEDs shall
have downloads performed at the HFD Training
Center located at 890 Valkenburgh Street.
The operator shall provide HFD personnel with the following information:
a. Operator’s name;
c. Date of use; and
d. Incident Report number.
3. The operator shall retrieve the entire
AED unit from the HFD. The downloading process
should be completed prior to the end of the workday.
C. Storage, Maintenance, and Care
1. Officers who are assigned AEDs and drive
subsidized vehicles shall store the units in their
subsidized vehicles whenever the units are not in use.
a. Officers who are assigned AEDs and drive
take-home, city-owned vehicles shall store the
units in their take-home vehicles whenever the
units are not in use.
b. Officers who are assigned AEDs and drive
city-owned vehicles that they do not take home
shall store the units in the city owned vehicles
only while they are on duty.
c. Officers who are assigned to drive city
owned vehicles in Districts 1 through 8 and not
personally assigned an AED, shall be responsible
for inspecting and caring for the AEDs in their
assigned vehicles in accordance with the AED
2. Personnel who are assigned AEDs are
responsible for inspecting and caring for
their devices in accordance with the AED training program.
3. An AED battery that is expended or
defective may be replaced on a one-for-one
basis at the Property and Supply Section.
All AED electrode pads and razors that are
expended shall be disposed of in accordance
with Policy 4.06, BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS AND
OTHER COMMUNICABLE DISEASES, and be replaced
at the Property and Supply Section. Officers
shall follow procedures as established by
departmental policy to replace AED components.
D. AED Reassignment
Personnel shall give their AEDs and related
components/supplies to their element commanders
as soon as possible when an AED is reassigned
or employee transfers to another element.