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95th Police Recruit Class Graduates 9 New Officers

July 1, 2022, 8:30 AM HST
* Updated June 30, 3:57 PM
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Hawai‘i Police Department 95th Recruit Class Picture from left to right: Collin Roberts, Melani Cline, Grant Kunihiro, Rylan Fujii, Derek Okabayashi, Mikhail Watkins, Troyson Reilly, Marcus Sosa, Edward Petrie

Nine new officers are joining Hawai‘i Police Department.

The 95th Police Recruit Class Recognition Ceremony was held on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel in Hilo after six and a half months of intensive training. Those recognized were Edward Petrie, Collin Roberts, Melani Cline, Treason Reilly, Rylan Fujii, Grant Kunihiro, Derek Okabayashi, Marcus Sosa and Mikhail Watkins.

The newly graduated officers will now undergo four months of on-the-job field training with veteran police officers before they are qualified to work alone.

Special recognition was given to those recruit officers who achieved outstanding performance during the course of academic training. The Academic Award was awarded to Officer Edward Petrie who attained and upheld the highest grade point average on weekly and certification examinations.

Officer Collin Roberts was presented with the Firearms Award for his interest and proficiency in the use of firearms and for attaining the highest rating in firearms training. Recipients of the academic and firearms awards will have their names engraved on a perpetual plaque, which is displayed in the department’s training room.

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Officer Grant Kunihiro was recognized with the Physical Fitness Award for excelling and maintaining his level of physical conditioning. Officer Collin Roberts received the Overall Outstanding Recruit Award for his performance and motivational qualities.

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This was an invite-only ceremony limited to police personnel, guest speakers, and family members of the recruits. The public was able to view the ceremony live by visiting the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Facebook page.

 

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