Under the constitution and laws of the United
States and the State of Hawaii, all departmental
employees shall be responsible for safeguarding
the civil rights, safety, and security of arrested
persons while in holding and temporary detention
facilities. All departmental employees shall work
to prevent and eliminate sexual misconduct, sexual
abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual violence in
all holding and temporary detention facilities.
A. The holding facility at the Alapai headquarters
should be used to detain arrestees who are under police
investigation, in the booking process, unable to post
bail, on a state or federal hold, or awaiting initial
appearance before a District Court magistrate or fugitives
from other jurisdictions awaiting initial arraignment
or waiting to be extradited to another jurisdiction.
B. The temporary detention facilities at other
stations should be used to detain persons who are
under police investigation, in the booking process,
or awaiting transfer to the Alapai headquarters.
C. Arrestees of outside agencies shall not
be detained in the holding/temporary detention
facility without the approval of the Chief of Police or a designee.
D. Juveniles shall not be detained in the
adult detention block unless they have been waived
from Family Court jurisdiction. The handling of
juvenile detainees shall be guided by Policy 4.33,
HANDLING JUVENILES, and this directive.
E. An adult who is charged for a crime
committed as a juvenile shall be processed as
a juvenile and then held in the adult detention block.
F. The Honolulu Police Department (HPD)
prohibits sexual contact, sexual abuse, and
sexual harassment between arrested persons
and between departmental personnel and arrested persons.
G. The HPD shall take measures to prevent
sexual contact, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment
between arrested persons and between departmental
personnel and arrested persons.
H. Departmental employees shall prevent
and report any acts or attempted acts of sexual
contact, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment
between arrested persons and between departmental
personnel and arrested persons.
I. The HPD prohibits any type of retaliation
against an arrested person who reports any
allegation of sexual contact, sexual abuse, or
sexual harassment between arrested persons or
between departmental personnel and arrested persons.
J. Departmental personnel who are made
aware of any act or attempted act of sexual
contact, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment
between arrested persons or between departmental
personnel and arrested persons shall immediately
notify their supervisor. Police personnel shall
take necessary steps to separate the offender,
ensure the safety of the victim, and provide
appropriate medical care. Reports shall be
initiated and referred to the responsible investigative elements.
A. Arrested person: Anyone who has been
arrested and is in police custody. In this
directive, the term is used interchangeably with “detainee.”
B. Booking officer: A police officer
or other police employee who books or processes
detainees or who is assigned to the holding/
temporary detention facility and has charge
over detainees under the supervision of the desk sergeant.
C. Booking or processing: Includes (but
is not limited to) completing the Juvenile Arrest Report,
HPD-191 form; Adult Booking Information Worksheet,
HPD-525 form; Juvenile Booking Information Worksheet,
HPD-525A form; and computerized arrest booking report
(adult and juveniles). In addition, processing or
booking may include breath/blood alcohol testing or
sampling and fingerprinting and photographing the arrestee.
D. Detainee: Anyone who has been arrested and
is in police custody. In this directive, the term
is used interchangeably with “arrested person.”
E. Detention block (or cell block): The area
where detainees are physically housed.
F. Holding facility: The detention blocks,
booking areas, and other parts of the facility
where detainees are held in custody, processed, tested, and/or interviewed.
G. Receiving desk: The section of each
station where the desk sergeant is normally
situated. It is located adjacent to the secure
detention section of the holding/temporary
detention facility. It is the designated
control point in emergency situations. Detainees
are not permitted in the receiving desk area.
H. Temporary detention facility: The detention
blocks, booking areas, interview rooms, and other
parts of the facility where detainees are held in
custody no longer than necessary for processing,
testing, and temporary detention.
I. Watch commander/holding or temporary
detention facility supervisor/receiving desk
sergeant: The on-duty supervisor in charge
of the holding/temporary detention facility.
A. Division Commander of a Holding/Temporary Detention Facility
The division commander shall be responsible for:
1. Overseeing the overall operation and
maintenance of the holding/temporary detention facility;
2. Developing and promulgating policies and
procedures governing the operation of holding/
temporary detention facilities consistent with
applicable laws and departmental policies;
3. Conducting an annual, administrative
review of facility procedures and submitting
a report of the findings to the Chief of Police; and
4. Ensuring that all personnel assigned
to the facility are trained or otherwise receive
orientation to carry out their duties and
responsibilities and that such training is
documented. Documentation shall be kept at
the division where the training occurred.
B. Holding/Temporary Detention Facility Supervisor
The on-duty holding/temporary detention facility
supervisor shall be responsible for:
1. The safety and security of detainees,
personnel, and facilities in the receiving desk,
including the booking and holding cell areas;
2. The security and control of the weapons
storage and the “SAFE-N-CLEAR” weapons box;
3. Ensuring that officers entering the
receiving desk and booking areas with detainees
adhere to security procedures;
4. Protecting the safety and civil rights of detainees and police personnel;
5. Ensuring sight and sound separation for juveniles in custody;
6. Providing medical care and the feeding of detainees as required;
7. Preventing the escape of detainees; and
8. Ensuring the separation of males and
females in custody (See Policy 7.02, SECURITY CONTROL OF ARRESTEES).
1. Personnel assigned to a holding/temporary
detention facility shall be trained or otherwise
receive orientation to carry out their duties and
responsibilities. Retraining shall occur at least
once every three years.
2. Training may be administered or conducted
by the Training Division, the element responsible
for the operation of the holding/temporary detention
facility, or other appropriate entities.
3. Training shall include:
a. Procedures, guidelines, and operations for
the holding/temporary detention facility;
b. Fire suppression procedures and fire safety
equipment, including fire extinguishers and fire alarm procedures;
c. Physical restraints and the use of force;
d. Basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
e. Constitutional rights and civil rights of arrested persons; and
f. Equipment, controls, and alarms in the facility.
B. Controlled Access to Holding/Temporary Detention Facilities
1. Access to the holding/temporary detention
facilities shall be controlled and restricted to
essential persons and authorized, nonessential persons.
a. Essential persons shall include facility staff; and
b. Nonessential persons shall have access to
the facility only upon approval by the on-duty
supervisor of the facility and only for a specific, authorized purpose.
2. The on-duty desk sergeant or supervisor may
exclude any nonessential persons for the purpose of:
a. Protecting the rights or privacy of arrested persons;
b. Preserving the safety of arrested persons, facility staff, or others;
c. Preventing the interference with facility operations; or
d. Emergency situations.
3. Any nonessential person entering the
facility may be subject to a search of his or
her person or effects for the purpose of preventing
weapons or other potentially dangerous contraband
or items from being introduced into the facility
and thereby endangering the health or safety of
arrested persons or staff. Anyone refusing to
permit such a search may be immediately denied
access or continued presence in the facility.
Any nonessential person refusing to comply with
the order of a member of the facility staff to
submit to a search and failing to immediately
depart from the facility upon the order of a
member of the facility staff to leave shall be
subject to arrest for criminal trespass, providing
that all other essential elements of the offense
have been met.
C. Minimum Conditions to be Provided in
Each Holding/Temporary Detention Facility
The facility shall provide sanitary, environmental
conditions for arrested persons, including:
1. Adequate lighting;
2. Circulation of fresh or purified air;
3. Access to a toilet and drinking water; and
4. A bed and bedding and access to a wash
basin or shower for each detainee held in excess of eight hours.
D. Fire Safety
1. Holding/temporary detention facility
fire safety procedures, inspections, equipment,
testing, and drills shall be in accordance with
applicable laws and departmental policies and
procedures. These include procedures for fire
prevention, fire suppression, and the emergency
evacuation of arrested persons and staff.
2. There shall be a weekly, visual inspection
of all fire extinguishers in the holding facility.
The inspection shall be conducted by the desk
sergeant and documented on the Holding Facility
Inspection, HPD-507 form.
3. There shall be a semiannual, documented
testing of all fire extinguishers in the holding
facility conducted by qualified personnel. Each
extinguisher shall have a placard, card, or sticker
attached to it showing the date of inspection.
4. There shall be a daily, visual inspection
of all fire detection devices and alarm systems
in the holding facility conducted by the desk sergeant.
This inspection will also include checking for any
conditions that may be fire hazards.
5. Documented testing of automatic fire
detection devices and alarm systems shall be
in accordance with Chapter 20, Revised Ordinances of Honolulu.
E. Emergency Evacuation Plan
1. Each holding/temporary detention facility
shall have an emergency evacuation plan.
2. Emergency evacuation plan signs shall be
conspicuously posted. Emergency evacuation routes
and exits should be clearly marked.
F. Vector Control
1. There shall be a weekly/documented/visual
inspection of the sanitation conditions in the
holding/temporary detention facility conducted by
the desk sergeant and documented on the Holding
Facility Inspection, HPD-507 form.
2. Any conditions conducive to harboring or
breeding insects, rodents, or other vermin should
be eliminated. If necessary, pest control professionals
should be used to clean or fumigate the facility.
Emergency notification for vector control shall be
made through the office of the assistant chief of
the Support Services Bureau. Work orders will be
submitted by the desk sergeant for nonemergency pest control.
G. First Aid Kit
There shall be a first aid kit available in all
holding/temporary detention facilities, which
shall be subject to a weekly inspection and
replenishment by the desk sergeant and shall
be documented on the Holding Facility Inspection,
HPD-507 form. First aid equipment and supplies
should provide the capability for proper first
aid response to a broad range of anticipated emergencies and injuries.
SECURITY AND CONTROL
A. Weapons in Holding/Temporary Detention Facilities
For the security of holding/temporary detention
facilities, weapons shall be strictly controlled.
Weapons of any kind are not allowed in the detention
block of a facility except in the case of an emergency.
Weapons include (but are not limited to) firearms,
chemical agents, less-lethal weapons, electric guns, and batons.
1. All officers shall unload and secure their
firearms and electric guns prior to entry into the
holding/temporary detention facility.
2. Supervisory personnel assigned to the
receiving desk may wear their weapons within the receiving desk area.
3. Officers on assignment to a holding/
temporary detention facility, and upon approval
by their supervisors, may wear electric guns.
B. Security of Access Doors
1. All doors providing access into the
detention block shall be closed and locked.
2. Doors to the detention block shall be
opened only with the permission of the watch commander or desk sergeant.
3. Doors should be tested for vulnerability after they are secured.
C. Holding/Temporary Detention Facility Keys
1. The watch commander or desk sergeant shall
be responsible for the control and accounting of
the keys to the facility detention block from shift
to shift. Daily accounting of keys shall be documented
on the Holding Facility Inspection, HPD-507 form.
2. The watch commander or desk sergeant
shall also control all duplicate keys or master
keys for use in emergencies. Duplicate keys
shall not be made or possessed by any person
except by authorization of the division commander.
D. Occupied Cells
Except under emergency conditions, police
personnel should not enter cells occupied
by detainees except when accompanied or
monitored by another police officer or
supervisor. The purpose of this requirement
is to minimize the risk of confrontation,
assault, or attempted escape by detainees
and thereby minimize the risk of injury to
detainees and police personnel arising from
such situations. Cell doors shall be closed
and secured when the cell is occupied by one or more detainees.
E. Cell Security Checks and Unoccupied Cells
1. A cell security check shall be made
prior to placing a detainee in a cell. This
includes a search for weapons, hazardous
conditions, contraband, means of escape,
means of injuring self or others, and
existing damages or safety concerns.
2. A cell security check should be
made after a detainee is removed for the
safety and security of the next occupant.
The cell security check shall be the
responsibility of the facility staff
member who places the detainee in the
cell or removes the detainee from the cell.
3. Any items or contraband discovered
during a cell safety inspection shall be
reported to the desk sergeant. Cell doors
should be kept open when a cell is not
occupied to permit access and inspection.
F. Security and Safety Inspections
The desk sergeant shall conduct a security
and safety inspection of the holding/temporary
detention facility and cells at the beginning
of each work shift. The inspection shall
determine the status and well-being of any
arrested persons detained within the facility
and the physical condition of the facility.
1. Security and safety inspections shall
be directed toward locating any weapons,
contraband, means of escape, means of self-
inflicted injury, existing damage such as
graffiti or water damage, unusual conditions,
readiness of safety equipment, hazardous
conditions, and safety concerns for the
protection of arrested persons and facility staff.
2. Inspections shall consist of the
accessible areas and components of the
facility. This includes cell blocks,
cells, booking areas, interview rooms,
toilets, bars, locks, windows, walls,
floors, ventilator covers, glass panels,
access plates, protective screens, doors,
and security devices that should be inspected
for damage, function, wear, or tampering.
3. The desk sergeant shall be responsible
for submitting a report of any discrepancies
to the on-duty watch commander and for seeing
that corrective measures or actions are initiated.
G. Work Activities and Control of Tools and Culinary Equipment
There shall be continuous monitoring by holding/
temporary detention facility staff whenever tools
or culinary utensils are introduced into areas
occupied by detainees to ensure the safety of detainees and staff.
1. All culinary utensils shall be accounted
for upon introduction to and removal from cells and the cell block area;
2. Any tools or other equipment taken into
the cell block area shall be accounted for before
entry and after leaving the cell block. Tools
and repair work requiring tools are not
permitted in occupied cells except under extreme
emergencies, and then only with extreme caution and care; and
3. Detainees shall, whenever practical, be
relocated to cells or a section of the facility
away from the work area whenever repairs or other
work involving tools are being done in a cell or
cell block. Detainees shall be kept out of contact
with workers as much as possible under the
circumstances. When appropriate, detainees and
cells shall be searched immediately upon termination
of work and the departure of workers from the cell block.
H. Holding/Temporary Detention Facility Duress Alarms
Each holding/temporary detention facility shall
have a duress alarm located within close proximity
to cells and booking areas. The duress alarm shall
be activated, whenever practical, in the event of
an immediate threat to the life or safety of a
detainee or other person, a violent situation, or
other appropriate emergency or exigent circumstance.
The duress alarm should be audible at the designated
control point. All available personnel shall
immediately respond to a duress alarm activation.
1. The receiving desk is the designated control point; and
2. Available video monitors shall be located
at the receiving desk to monitor detainees, cells,
and security cameras for the facility.
I. Security Threats
All incidents that threaten the holding/temporary
detention facility, staff, or arrested persons held
in custody at the facility shall be reported to the
desk sergeant. The desk sergeant shall notify the
on-duty watch commander and ensure that an investigation
is conducted and the appropriate police reports are initiated.
MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE SERVICES
A. Detainee Screening
1. Detainee screening shall be conducted
for all arrested persons when received by a
holding/temporary detention facility and when
transferred to another facility. Detainee
screening shall be conducted by direct observation
of the receiving and transferring officer and
interview with the arrested person and shall
include, at a minimum, an inquiry into:
a. The current health of the detainee,
including injuries and illnesses which may require treatment;
b. Medications taken or needed by the detainee;
c. Behavior, including state of consciousness and mental status; and
d. Body deformities, trauma markings,
bruises, lesions, jaundice, ease of movement,
immediate requirements for the safety or health
of the detainee arising from disabilities, etc.
2. The findings of the detainee screening
shall be documented on the appropriate adult or
juvenile forms (e.g., HPD-525 form, computerized
booking report, etc.). Central Receiving Division
staff shall document detainee screenings on the
HPD Court Custody Log before transporting detainees
to the Honolulu District Court.
3. Medical care requirements revealed by
detainee screenings shall be addressed by
transport to a medical facility for treatment
or medication prior to transporting arrestees
to any holding/temporary detention facility or
transferring arrestees to another facility.
Documentation of treatment and medications is
required from the treating medical facility.
4. Refusal of medical treatment must be
made at a designated medical facility and recorded
on the appropriate adult or juvenile forms (e.g.,
HPD-525 form, computerized booking report, etc.).
B. Detainee Access to Medical Services
1. Access to emergency medical services
shall be made available to arrested persons
upon their request or need. Each holding/
temporary detention facility shall post the
procedures for detainees to request emergency
health care in conspicuous locations where
detainees are held to advise detainees that
emergency health care is available. The signs
should be permanently mounted and legible.
2. Holding/temporary detention facility
supervisors shall be responsible to make the
necessary arrangements to have the detainee
taken to a designated medical facility for
treatment or medication when needed.
3. Hospital reports shall be completed
for all detainees taken to a medical facility due to a medical complaint.
4. If a detainee requires admittance to
the hospital, the holding/temporary detention
facility supervisor shall be notified so that
arrangements can be made for a hospital guard.
C. Detainee Medication
1. When a detainee is brought into a
holding/temporary detention facility with
a prescribed medication in its original
container, it shall be the responsibility
of the transporting or arresting officer
to have the medication verified (by label
and visually) and to fill out the Medication Verification Card, HPD-320 form.
2. Should a detainee have medication that
has not been prescribed, it shall be placed with
the detainee’s property and not administered.
3. Each holding/temporary detention facility
shall store detainees’ medications and log the
distribution dates, times, and dosages of
detainees’ medications as directed by the label
(including refusals of medication). Medication
shall only be administered with the approval of
the nurse or nurse practitioner.
4. Each holding/temporary detention
facility shall verify the identification of the detainee to the medication.
SUPERVISION OF DETAINEES
There shall be 24-hour supervision of detainees
held in holding/temporary detention facilities.
Occupied cells shall be physically inspected at
least once every 15 minutes and documented on
a daily log. There shall be a physical count
of all detainees every eight hours, and the
facility supervisor shall be kept informed of
the number and status of all detainees in the facility.
1. The daily log shall include an
explanation each time a physical inspection
is not made at least once every 15 minutes; and
2. Detainees shall be kept under constant
observation while in the processing or testing areas.
B. Video Monitoring
1. Video monitoring of detainees shall
be maintained when video camera systems are
installed and operational in the holding/
temporary detention facility and occupied, high-risk cells.
2. Video monitoring will be used to
protect the safety of detainees and facility
staff. It will also be used to alert staff
of suicide attempts, assaultive and violent
behavior, and dangerous conditions (an
outbreak of fire and criminal property damage
or other criminal activity detrimental to
the facility, facility staff, and detainees).
3. Video monitoring equipment will be
controlled in order to reduce the possibility
of invading the personal privacy of arrested
persons while satisfying safety and security needs.
C. Supervision of Detainees of the Opposite Sex
Detainees in custody should be supervised by
holding/temporary detention facility personnel
of the same sex. In the event this is not possible,
at least two facility personnel should be present at
all times when a detainee is in contact with facility personnel.
D. Accepting Property for Detainees in Custody
1. Each holding/temporary detention facility
may accept clothing, prescribed medication, or bail
money for detainees in the facility. The facility
staff shall have prescribed medication verified and
shall fill out the Medication Verification Card,
HPD-320 form. The facility staff shall store
detainees’ medications and log the distribution
dates, times, and dosages of detainees’ medications
(including refusals of medication).
2. The facility staff shall inspect all items
received for weapons and contraband prior to being
accepted into the facility. Items that cannot be
readily searched or X-rayed will not be accepted.
a. All items received and the name of the
person they were received from shall be noted on
the respective detainee’s HPD Arrest Report prior
to distribution to the detainee or placement into the detainee’s property.
b. If items are placed into the detainee’s
property, the items shall be recorded on the
duplicate and triplicate copies of the respective
detainee’s Prisoner’s Property Receipt, HPD-101 form.
3. Mail and sealed packages for detainees in
custody will not be accepted.
E. Visits to Detainees
Holding/temporary detention facility security
is paramount. All contact with detainees
should be closely monitored and controlled to
avoid the transfer of weapons or contraband.
Each facility shall regulate detainee visits
to include (but not be limited to) the following:
1. Searching visitors entering a secured
area or coming in contact with a detainee and
any items (briefcase, purse, etc.) carried by the visitor;
2. Requiring each visitor to identify himself
or herself, and logging the information on the
visitor and the visit (e.g., time, date, and
duration of visit) for record purposes; and
3. Varying the times of visits based on
facility staffing requirements.
F. Removal of Detainees From the Holding/
Temporary Detention Facility
Detainees should only be removed from the holding/
temporary detention facility to be taken to court;
transferred to another agency or holding facility;
or to a medical facility for treatment or to
accomplish a police function, such as crime
reconstruction, interviews, or other investigative functions.
G. Exceeding the Capacity of the Holding Facility
The holding facility watch commander should
not accept more detainees than the maximum
allowed for the facility. The facility watch
commander on duty shall notify the Communications
Division that the facility has reached its
capacity and that all further arrests should
be taken to other departmental holding facilities
for processing and detention. The on-duty watch
commander shall notify the Communications Division
when the facility is again able to receive and process arrestees.
H. Detainees Received From Outside Agencies
Detainees from outside agencies may be held in a
departmental holding/temporary detention facility
with the approval of the Chief of Police or a
designee. Before any detainee is accepted for
detention, the facility supervisor shall identify
the person presenting the detainee for detention
and verify the person’s authority to make the commitment.
I. Positive Identification of Detainee Before Release
Each detainee who is to be released from a holding
facility must be positively identified as the person
to be released. When the detainee’s identification
is open to question, these procedures are to be followed:
1. Booking records in the detention facility
must be verified with a picture of the detainee
made at the time of booking (if the detainee was
photographed at the time of booking). Any
identification the detainee may have had at the
time of booking that will help to verify the
detainee’s identification should be used; or
2. If none of the above information is
available, inked fingerprints of the detainee
are to be taken and compared to the set of inked
fingerprints taken from the detainee at the time
J. Detainee Meals
1. All persons held in custody in a
holding facility shall be provided three
meals during each 24-hour period of incarceration.
2. Detainees from Districts 2, 3, 4, 5, and
8 who are held for longer than four hours shall
be fed prior to being transported to the CRD.
K. Telephone Calls
1. Each detainee shall be given one telephone
call as soon as practicable after being processed by the receiving desk.
2. An officer shall monitor each telephone call.
3. The detainee shall not be allowed to call
a victim or complainant in any case in which they were involved.
4. A telephone log shall be kept with the following information:
a. Name of the detainee;
b. Number called;
c. Name of person called;
d. Result of the telephone call (e.g., no answer or left message);
e. If detainee refuses to place a telephone call;
f. Initials and identification number of
the officer supervising the telephone call; and
g. Date and time of the telephone call.