Big Island Police: Turning Vacancies Into Contracts For Retired Law Enforcement

HONOLULU, HI — The Hawaii Police Department is working on turning vacant positions into opportunities to bring back retired officers amid a staffing shortage. It’s not the only police department changing operations to address shortages.

“We need people to staff the positions to do the backgrounds, but we don’t have those people so the backgrounds get slowed down which makes it harder to hire people which makes it harder to promote people into these positions,” said Chief Ben Moszkowicz of the Hawaii Police Department.

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