The Honolulu Police Department acknowledges the federal
government’s jurisdictional authority in policing, investigating,
and prosecuting crimes in specific areas and shall abide by the
general guidelines and procedures for entry into military
installations and shall follow established guidelines for
interaction with military personnel.
AREAS UNDER FEDERAL JURISDICTION
A. All military installations, storage areas, housing, and
B. All other land areas that belong to the federal
POLICE ENTRY TO A MILITARY BASE
B. “Hot Pursuit” Situation
If a police officer is in “hot pursuit” (with the
emergency light and siren on) of a vehicle that enters
a military base, he or she may follow the vehicle onto
the base until the pursuit is terminated.
C. Interview of Military Personnel
1. The police officer shall coordinate with the provost
marshal or the base police officer to arrange
contact with the service member. The service
member1s command shall not be contacted.
2. The police officer shall interview the subject at
the location specified by the military official.
D. Removal of Military Personnel From Federal Property
1. Military personnel can be removed from the
military installation by a warrant of arrest or
violation of a protective order that has not been
issued by a military authority; or
2. When the “hot pursuit” culminates in an arrest.
MILITARY ACTION INVOLVING POLICE PERSONNEL
A. The Hawaii Armed Services Police or the Naval Criminal
Investigative Service shall be the liaison whenever a
police officer is to be questioned by the military.
B. The questioning shall be scheduled through the police
officer’s commanding officer who is responsible for the police
officer’s presence at the designated time and place.
C. The police officer’s commanding officer or a designee
shall be present at the interview. The police officer may
refuse to respond to any questions if he or she is not
properly represented. This shall not be construed as a
refusal to cooperate.
D. During the pretrial investigation, the police officer’s
defense counsel may be present and shall be granted the
courtesies provided by the Manual for Court-Martial,
(e.g., the opportunity to cross-examine witnesses
against his or her client) .
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU)
Every element shall maintain within their on-line manuals
of operations an electronic copy of current MOUs with the
military or any federal jurisdiction that are applicable to their element.
Refer to Policy 1.03, CONCURRENT JURISDICTION.