The Honolulu Police Department (HPD) and state Department
of Public Safety (DPS) work together to provide the public
with the highest possible level of safety and police service
at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (also known as HNL).
A. On November 14, 1999, the Sheriff
Division, DPS, replaced the HPD as
the law enforcement agency with primary
responsibility for operations at the HNL.
However, an agreement between the State
of Hawaii and the City and County of
Honolulu specifies that the HPD will
still investigate certain kinds of
cases occurring at the HNL. This
directive is designed to differentiate
the responsibilities of the two agencies
and to outline procedures for carrying them out.
B. Other agencies are not governed by
HPD policy. However, the DPS’s Airport
Detail has agreed to the procedures herein.
C. There may be situations that are not
specifically covered by these guidelines
or situations where it may be in the
interests of public service and safety
to deviate from them. When in doubt,
officers should consult with their supervisors.
A. Court order for protection: Any court
order that seeks to protect persons or
their property rights. The term includes
orders such as temporary restraining orders,
restraining orders, no-contact orders,
protective orders, divorce decrees containing
an order for protection, and other similar court orders.
B. Felony crimes of violence: The
offenses listed on Attachment 1.
C. Within the HNL: The boundary of the
HNL as identified on the state Department
of Transportation Airport Layout Plan,
dated February 1998. Copies are available
at the Communications Division and the
Kalihi Police Station.
A. The DPS’s Airport Detail
The DPS’s Airport Detail is responsible for:
1. Receiving and responding to all calls
for police service within the HNL;
2. Investigating in their entirety all
of the following that occur within the
HNL: motor vehicle collisions, violations,
petty misdemeanors, misdemeanors, and
felonies except for felony crimes of violence; and
3. Preserving the scene of all felony
crimes of violence that occur within
the HNL until the arrival of the HPD.
The HPD is responsible for:
1. Investigating in their entirety all felony
crimes of violence occurring within the HNL
when requested to do so by the DPS’s Airport
Detail. (This includes all lesser offenses
related to such felonies.) Additional
responsibilities are spelled out in section VII below;
2. Responding to other requests from the DPS’s
Airport Detail for emergency assistance within
the HNL; and
3.Responding to requests from the DPS’s Airport
Detail for all cases that occur within the
HPD’s area of responsibility but are reported within
PROCEDURES FOR CARRYING OUT BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Communications Division
a. A call from within the HNL for police
service at the HNL shall be referred to
the DPS’s Airport Detail at the telephone
number listed on Attachment 2.
b. If the offense involves a risk to
public safety or some other emergency,
an officer shall be dispatched immediately
and the DPS’s Airport Detail shall be
notified to respond as well.
c. The Communications Division shall accept
callbacks from the DPS’s Airport Detail
deputies and shall assign HPD report numbers
for all criminal offenses, lost or recovered
property, and missing person and juvenile
runaway cases; the division shall also generate
needed all-points bulletins and enter wanted
person/vehicle information into the mainframe
computer system during the initial investigation.
(1) The Communications Division shall have
a blanket identification number for the
DPS’s Airport Detail personnel who make
callbacks for report numbers.
(2) When making callbacks, the DPS’s Airport
Detail personnel should provide their names
and state identification numbers.
d. The Communications Division shall accept
calls from areas outside the HNL regarding
offenses that occurred within the HNL (see
section IV A 2 d below).
2. Patrol Personnel
a. Upon being informed of a felony offense
of violence or a request for assistance from
the DPS’s Airport Detail, patrol personnel
shall respond and meet with the DPS’s deputy
sheriff to evaluate the situation and take
b. If it is determined that a felony offense
of violence (see Attachment 1) has been
committed, patrol personnel shall
conduct the investigation and notify the
Criminal Investigation Division (CID) in
accordance with established procedures.
If a subsequent investigation by the CID
results in the case being reclassified,
the HPD shall retain responsibility for the investigation.
c. If it is determined that the offense
occurred within the HNL but is not a felony
crime of violence, patrol personnel shall
direct the on-scene deputy sheriff to
conduct the investigation.
d. Patrol personnel shall conduct the
initial investigation of cases that
occur within the HNL but are reported
outside the HNL; these shall be handled
as “outside cases.”
(1) The original police report shall
be submitted to the Records and
Identification Division. In addition,
the district command shall fax a copy
of the report to the DPS’s Airport
Detail or send one via interagency
transfer to the Sheriff Division
(see Attachment 2).
(2) The district command’s reports coordinating
sergeant shall note the date, time, and method
of transmittal of the copy on the lower right
margin of the report face page, along with his
or her initials.
3. Records and Identification Division
a. The DPS will send copies of reports
initiated by the DPS’s Airport Detail
bearing HPD report numbers to the Records
and Identification Division by interagency
transfer. Upon receipt of such a report,
the Records and Identification Division
shall make the necessary entries into the
Case Report System (CRS), distribute copies
to the appropriate element for information,
and file the report.
b. On occasion, the DPS’s Airport Detail
will initiate a report on a case that was
reported within the HNL but occurred outside
the HNL (i.e., in the HPD jurisdiction).
Such reports should bear HPD report numbers
and be identified by the letters “HPD” printed
at the top of the face page. Upon receipt of
such a report, the Records and Identification
Division shall distribute copies to the
appropriate element for further investigation.
c. Requests from the public for copies of
reports on cases handled by the DPS’s Airport
Detail shall be referred to the Sheriff Division.
The CID will investigate only felony crimes
of violence and missing person cases occurring
within the HNL. If an HPD element mistakenly
sends another kind of HNL case to the CID for
further investigation, the CID shall send a copy
of the investigative report to the Sheriff Division
under a form letter indicating that the HPD will
take no further action. The original investigative
report received by the CID and a copy of the letter
shall be sent to the Records and Identification
Division for entry into the computer system and disposition.
B. The DPS Airport Detail
1. When investigating any criminal offense,
lost or recovered property, missing person,
or juvenile runaway, the DPS’s Airport Detail
should immediately contact the HPD’s Communications
Division via the callback number.
2. DPS personnel should identify themselves
by name and give the six-digit identification
number assigned to the Airport Detail and
their state identification numbers in order
to obtain an HPD report number for the case.
This report number should be placed on the
top right margin of the DPS report form,
directly above the DPS report number.
3. DPS personnel should then send a copy
of the report to the Records and Identification
Division within 24 hours for entry into the
computer system (CRS).
4. The DPS’s Airport Detail personnel
should promptly inform the Communications
Division of any cancellations on wanted or
missing persons, property/vehicles, or
juvenile runaways and should fax a copy
of the cancellation follow-up report to
the Records and Identification Division.
5. In some instances, cases occurring
outside the HNL (i.e., within HPD jurisdiction)
are reported at the HNL and are handled
initially by the DPS’s Airport Detail.
a. After obtaining an HPD report number,
the DPS’s Airport Detail personnel should
transfer copies of reports to the Records
and Identification Division. DPS personnel
should print “HPD” prominently at the top
of the face page to identify these reports.
b. DPS personnel should send original
statement forms and fingerprint cards to
the Records and Identification Division
via interagency transfer. (Kalihi Police
Station personnel shall provide the DPS’s
Airport Detail with fingerprint cards and
print card transit custody envelopes upon request.)
ARRESTS BY THE HPD FOR FELONY CASES
INITIATED BY THE DPS’S AIRPORT DETAIL
HPD officers can make arrests for probable
cause for felony cases initiated by the
DPS’s Airport Detail. The circumstances
of the arrest will determine how the case is handled.
A. In some cases, HPD officers will make
an arrest for the felony offense that
initiated the DPS case.
1. Arrest Procedures
a. The officer shall confirm the status of
the case with the DPS’s Airport Detail by
telephone (see Attachment 2).
b. If probable cause is established, the
officer shall make the arrest and transport
the suspect to the nearest police station
for booking, to include the: OBTS/CCH Arrest
Report; fingerprints and mug shots; Judicial
Determination of Probable Cause (JDPC) form;
prisoner property receipt; custody log; and
c. The officer shall inform the on-duty
DPS’s Airport Detail sergeant of the
arrest and request disposition of the
arrestee. DPS personnel should contact
their investigator to determine disposition.
(The arresting officer should be sure to
include in his or her report the identity
of DPS personnel contacted and the date
and time of each contact.)
d. If the DPS’s Airport Detail requests
that the arrestee be held for further
investigation, the officer shall transport
him or her to the Central Receiving Division
(CRD) and inform the CRD lieutenant that the
arrestee is being held at the request of the
DPS’s Airport Detail.
(1) A copy of the officer’s arrest report,
along with the original and all copies of
the OBTS/CCH Arrest Report, fingerprint cards,
JDPC form, prisoner property receipt, custody
log, and warrant/NCIC checks shall accompany the arrestee.
(2) The arresting officer should leave
block 48 (how released) of the OBTS/CCH
Arrest Report blank; it shall be completed
by CRD personnel.
(3) The name and contact number of the
state investigator shall be included in
the synopsis portion of the OBTS/CCH Arrest Report.
e. If the DPS’s Airport Detail requests
that the arrestee be released pending
investigation, the arresting officer shall:
(1) Enter “RPI” in block 48 (how released)
of the OBTS/CCH Arrest Report; and
(2) Enter the name of the DPS sergeant or
state investigator in block 75 (charged/
discharged) of the OBTS/CCH Arrest Report; and
f. Contact the CID for disposition instructions
if the DPS’s Airport Detail is unable to reach
its investigator to determine the disposition.
2. Evidence Procedures
Evidence (including fingerprint cards)
shall be handled in accordance with Policy
8.13, HANDLING OF EVIDENCE AND FOUND
PROPERTY. Evidence reports shall be
prepared in all cases to preserve the
chain of custody.
a. Custody of evidence should be transferred
to the Sheriff Division by either:
(1) Turning it over to the state investigator
at the scene; or
(2) Transferring it to the on-duty sergeant at
the DPS’s Airport Detail office.
b. In either case, the disposition of
the evidence should be noted in the
officer’s report, and a copy of the
evidence report (bearing the signature
of DPS officer receiving the property)
shall be attached to the officer’s
report and submitted to the Records and
B. In some cases, HPD officers will make
an arrest for an offense that occurs outside
the HNL and then determine that there is a
related felony offense that occurred within the HNL.
For example, a vehicle is stolen at the HNL.
Sometime later, the vehicle is stopped
elsewhere on Oahu by an HPD officer for a
traffic offense and it is determined that
the vehicle was stolen. The driver is
arrested for the traffic offense or unauthorized
control of a propelled vehicle, whichever
offense provides the strongest probable
cause for arrest. The arrest is handled
in accordance with established HPD procedures
using the case number assigned to the theft
of the vehicle.
In such cases, the officers should handle
the arrest as an HPD case and then contact
the DPS’s Airport Detail by telephone (see
Attachment 2) to inform them that an arrest
has been made. DPS personnel will determine
how to proceed with charges for the felony
offense occurring within the HNL.
C. In some cases involving felonies
occurring within the HNL, officers shall
contact the CID to respond.
1. The CID shall be contacted when:
a. Multiple felonies are involved and
one or more of them occur outside the HNL; or
b. One or more of the arrestees meet the
prosecutor’s criteria for immediate charges
and the state investigators decline to respond.
2. In such cases, the arresting officer shall:
a. Contact the CID and confirm that detectives
will respond to the scene;
b. Call the DPS’s Airport Detail and inform
them of the arrest and the fact that the CID
will handle the initial follow-up of all cases.
The CID will determine the final case disposition; and
c. Transmit copies of reports to the DPS’s
Airport Detail by fax or interagency transfer.
RECOVERY OF STOLEN AUTOMOBILES BY THE HPD
FOR FELONY CASES INITIATED BY THE DPS’S AIRPORT DETAIL
HPD personnel sometimes recover evidence in
felony auto theft cases initiated by the
DPS’s Airport Detail.
A. The officer shall recover and process the
vehicle in accordance with existing HPD procedures.
B. The officer shall fax or transfer a copy
of the follow up report to the DPS’s Airport Detail.
C. The Communications Division shall attempt
to contact the registered owner of the vehicle
in accordance with established procedures.
D. If the Communications Division is unable
to contact the owner, the vehicle will be
towed in accordance with established procedures.
The Communications Division shall notify the
DPS’s Airport Detail of the disposition of
the vehicle. Further attempts to notify the
owner will be made in accordance with existing procedures.
MISCELLANEOUS CASES AND PROCEDURES
A. Missing Person/Juvenile Runaway
1. When a missing person or juvenile runaway
is reported within the HNL, the DPS’s Airport
Detail will initiate a case, obtain an HPD
report number, and send a copy of the report
to the Records and Identification Division.
2. The Records and Identification Division
shall forward copies of the report to the
appropriate investigative element, which
shall conduct any additional investigation.
B. Legal Documents
1. Family and District Court Orders for Protection
a. For tracking purposes, the HPD will
continue to serve all court orders for
protection (see Policy 7.09, COURT ORDERS FOR PROTECTION).
b. Officers should contact the DPS’s
Airport Detail to obtain assistance
in serving a court order for protection within the HNL.
2. All Other Legal Documents
a. Other legal documents (e.g., subpoenas)
that are brought to the HPD but are to be
served within the HNL shall not be accepted;
the bearer of the document shall be referred
to the Sheriff Division.
b. Any subpoena accepted by the Records
and Identification Division and transferred
to District 5 (Kalihi) for service at the
HNL shall be logged in accordance with
existing procedures and transferred to
the Sheriff Division for service within the HNL.