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HPD Recognizes 82nd Recruit Class

February 2, 2015, 7:46 AM HST
* Updated February 2, 7:47 AM
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During a ceremony at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel on Friday, the Hawai’i Police Department’s 82nd Recruit Class was recognized.

The police recruits have recently completed six months of intensive training, and will now go through four months of on-the-job training with veteran police officers before working alone.

Three of the officers received special recognition for excellence during the ceremony: Michael L. Collings, who excelled in academic training, Christopher J. Fukumoto, who excelled in firearms training, and Christopher R. Sugimoto, who excelled in physical fitness training.

Additional members of the 82nd Recruit Class include Alric A. Dalere (secretary/treasurer), Benjamin T. Koelher, Rusty K. O. Mattos, Alipate M. Moleni (vice president), Ansel J. Robinson (president), Christa A. Russell, Andy M. Schmid, Andrew O. Springer, and Edward A. Stephenson.

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