The Hono1ulu Police Department (HPD) shall
support other law enforcement agencies in
jurisdiction to provide the best possible
services to the community.
Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two or more law
enforcement agencies have shared authority to conduct
investigations or take other 1aw enforcement actions within
the same geographical area.
CONCURRENT,JURISDICTION OPERATING GUIDELINES
The HPD shares concurrent jurisdiction with federal, state,
and military law enforcement agencies. Provisions for
concurrent jurisdiction are found in the United States–
Hawaii Statehood Act, 15(b) (1959), Act Mar. 18, 1959,
Pub. L. No. 86-3; Section 52D-5 of the Hawaii Revised
Statutes; and Section 6-l-504 of the Revised Charter of
A. When dispatched and/or responding to an incident in an
area of concurrent jurisdiction, officers shall provide
for emergency medical assistance, preserve the scene,
make notifications, and investigate the incident in
accordance with established departmental directives.
Attached is a list of telephone numbers for locations
where concurrent jurisdiction may apply.
B. An investigation may be transferred to another agency
in accordance with departmental directives or by mutual
C. If a conflict arises over jurisdiction, officers shall
provide services if they are within their authority and
ability to do so. Police services shall not be delayed
or hindered by jurisdictional issues.
D. If there are any jurisdic,ional issues to be resolved,
they shall be addressed through the chain-of-command at
a later time.
E. Intergovernmental memorandums of agreement pertaining
to law enforcement activities in areas of concurrent
jurisdiction shall be approved by the Department of the
Corporation Counsel and the City Council.