Hawaiʻi State Capitol adding metal detectors; becomes 38th state with this security
Beginning July 10, the Hawai’i State Capitol will add metal detectors to its security measures, joining 37 state capitols that already have them.
Arekat Pacific Security recently was awarded an Unarmed Security Guard Services contract for the state capitol and will be administering metal detection.
This new security measure will be deployed at three entrances, two at rotunda (street) level elevators and one at the chamber level (basement).
The State Sheriffs will continue to respond to calls for assistance and provide a law enforcement patrol presence in and around the capitol complex.
“This added layer of security is a step forward that will make the State Capitol a safer place for all,” said Tommy Johnson, director of the state Department of Public Safety.