Individuals or groups who are part of a
sovereign citizen movement shall be treated
the same as any other person or group involved
in a legitimate political movement. All rights
under the appropriate federal, state, and city
constitutions and laws shall be guaranteed to
citizens involved in the sovereign citizen movement.
The objective of the Honolulu Police Department
(HPD) in dealing with situations involving a
sovereign citizen movement is to attempt to
resolve all situations fairly and with minimal
controversy. This can be done by setting up
clear lines of communication between the leaders
of the movement and the HPD.
A. The Major Events Division (MED) shall
be the lead element in dealing with any situation
that involves a sovereign citizen movement.
The commander or designee of the MED shall assist
in assessing the problem or situation.
B. Information regarding mitigation options
(e.g., use of Civil Affairs, Rapid Deployment
Force, etc.) shall be relayed to the appropriate
division involved so that the required resources
can be coordinated to address the problem or situation.
EFFECT OF SOVEREIGN CITIZEN GROUP DOCUMENTS
A. Documents generated from sovereign
citizen groups carry no legal validity under
the effective laws in the state of Hawaii and,
accordingly, require no response by the department
or any employee receiving such documents.
B. These documents will not require an
employee to make notification to the department,
pursuant to departmental policy.
C. Such documents shall be accepted by the
employee. The employee shall initiate a Miscellaneous
Public report documenting the receipt of said documents.
A copy of the Miscellaneous Public report and the
original documents received by the employee shall be
forwarded to the MED.