Police Union Applauds Bonuses For New Honolulu PD Recruits, But Says Retention Incentives Needed, Too

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi unveiled a $25,000 signing bonus for police recruits last Thursday during his State of the City Address.

On Monday’s HNN Sunrise show, he called it a “recruiting tool.”

“This is the largest recruiting initiative that we’ve ever done before. This will help recruit our classes because we definitely need more patrol officers,” said Blangiardi.

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