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HPD Now Accepting TRO Requests at Waimea Court

November 7, 2017, 1:17 PM HST
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The Hawaiʻi Island Police Department is now accepting filings for domestic violence restraining orders at Waimea Court.

Ex parte petitions for a temporary restraining order (TRO) can now be dropped off at the South Kohala District Courthouse. Petitioners do not have to go to Kona to file.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and desire to seek a restraining order, the forms are available 24 hours every day at the Waimea Police Station located at 67-5185 Kamāmalu St.

After hours, there is a phone next to the door that goes directly to dispatch. If you pick up the phone, you can ask for an officer to get you a TRO packet. Petitioners can also request that their address and phone number be kept confidential. There is a court form for that request included in the police packet. It can be filled out along with the petition for TRO and turned in together.

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The forms are also available in the self-help section at the courthouse located at 67-5187 Kamāmalu St. in Waimea. Courthouse hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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For more information, call Community Police Officer May Lee at the Waimea Police Station at (808) 887-3080.

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