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Recruitment for State Sheriffs Begins

June 2, 2016, 1:13 PM HST
* Updated June 2, 1:18 PM
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Sheriff badgeThe Department of Public Safety is looking for a few good men and women to join the State Sheriff Division.

Recruitment is now open on the state Department of Human Resources and Development website. The recruitment period ends on June 17.

To qualify, the applicant must be a high school graduate; be able to demonstrate knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation; have the ability to read and comprehend complex written material; write a clear, factual report; and have at least two years of work experience that demonstrates these abilities.

After the initial recruitment, chosen applicants will be tested on physical fitness (pushups, sit-ups and a 1.5-mile run) and have to complete a written test to gauge their reading, writing and comprehension skills.

Contenders for the position will also take a pre-employment law enforcement assessment.


After successful completion of the physical ability test, written test and the pre-employment assessment, the applicant may be scheduled for an interview with the department.


Individuals who pass the testing and are selected from the recruitment will participate in a six-month Law Enforcement Recruit Class, which will consist of classroom and on-the-job training in the laws, rules, regulations, principles, practices, procedures and techniques of law enforcement; the operation of firearms and other equipment; as well as physical conditioning.

To apply, go online and enter the word “sheriff” in the search box. There you will see the Sheriff Division recruitment links to the application forms for Hawai‘i Island, Maui, Kaua‘i and O‘ahu.

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