All officers of the Honolulu Police Department shall
be guided by the provisions of this directive when
participating in any physical fitness activity
authorized by the department and the director of
the Department of Human Resources (DHR).
PHYSICAL FITNESS ACTIVITIES
A. Physical fitness activities include any
organized departmental activity for law enforcement
duty that arises outside of on duty employment but
enhances an officer’s effectiveness.
1. This provision does not restrict training
activities or other programs where an officer or
employee is required to attend and participate
under departmental order.
2. The director of the DHR shall determine
what activities shall be considered compensable
under workers’ compensation.
B. Approved Activities
1. Self defense training directed by an authorized
instructor in a gymnasium approved by the Training
2. Fitness activities carried out with equipment
provided for and made available within facilities
of this department.
3. Jogging at the following areas:
C. Activities Not Approved
Activities not specifically approved under section
I B above will not be considered compensable under
Each division commander shall be responsible for
maintaining a sign-in sheet of personnel who utilize
their facilities for approved physical fitness activities.
A. Any activity not specifically covered by
this directive requires approval by the director
of the DHR. Requests shall be sent via the
Training Division commander to the Human Resources
Division commander, who shall seek clarification and/or approval.
B. Any officer desiring to participate in an
approved physical fitness activity shall submit a
request (on form HPD 78) to the respective element
commander and receive approval prior to the participation.
C. The designated supervisor of an ongoing
program may submit a listing of participants for blanket approval.
D. Officers who are on limited/light duty, etc.,
or who have recently returned from injured/extended
sick leave shall not be authorized to participate
until they receive written approval from the city and county physician.
E. The approval to participate in a physical
fitness activity shall be revoked for officers who
have lost time on a worker’s compensation claim due
to an injury from participating in any physical fitness activity.
Officers who have had their approval revoked must,
after medical recovery, resubmit their requests to
be authorized (or approved) to participate in a physical fitness activity.
Officers shall not participate in any physical
fitness activity without a current written
authorization from the Chief of Police.