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Gov. Ige selects Halawa Valley animal quarantine station as the site of new Oahu Community Correctional Center

The State of Hawaiʻi has completed its review of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the relocation of the O‘ahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC). The Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) and the Department of Public Safety (PSD) submitted the EIS to the state on July 8, 2018. Gov. David Ige and the […]

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Visits to Kulani Correction Facility are canceled this weekend

MEDIA RELEASE Due to possible adverse weather conditions caused by Hurricane Lane, some of the jails/prisons are exercising caution and cancelling visits this weekend only. Cancelled: Oahu Community Correctional Center Kauai Community Correctional Center Women’s Community Correctional Center Halawa Correctional Facility Kulani Correctional Facility Visits still scheduled (subject to change pending weather): Waiawa Correctional Facility […]

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Sheriffs and Corrections Officers take basic sign languages classes

The Department of Public Safety (PSD) Sheriffs Division and Corrections Division, took part in a program to learn American Sign Language for Police and Corrections Officers, a course offered by All Hands on Deck.

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New visitor procedures at OCCC being implemented

Effective Wednesday, November 15, 2017, the Halawa Correctional Facility (HCF) is implementing changes to its “Searches of Visitors and Staff” policy. This is part of ongoing efforts to crack down on contraband entering the correctional system. The policy will also be enacted at the Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) on November 22, 2017.

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Department of Public Safety 2017 recruit class graduation in Honolulu. Photo courtesy PSD

Dept of Public Safety graduates 42 officers for correctional facilities

The Department of Public Safety (PSD) today welcomed a new class of adult correctional officers at a graduation ceremony held at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu. Forty-two (42) recruits graduated from Basic Corrections Recruit Class (BCRC) 17-02 training and will begin their careers as correctional officers in facilities across the state.

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HCCC inmate Keanu Krause climbs fence in escape attempt

At approximately 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (Aug 15), Hawaii Community Correctional Center (HCCC) pre-trial detainee Keanu Krause attempted to escape by scaling a perimeter fence, while being escorted to his housing unit. Correctional Officers reacted quickly to get him down off the fence and restrain him. There were no further incidents. Krause was evaluated by medical […]

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Cummings named State Sheriff Administrator

The Department of Public Safety (PSD) today announced the appointment of Al Cummings as State Sheriff Division Administrator. Cummings will lead the department’s Sheriff Division, effective June 16, 2017.

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New corrections officers of the Graduates of the 2017 Basic Corrections Recruit Class taking their oath.

Six new officers for HCCC graduate from training with others

Forty-seven recruits graduated from Basic Corrections Recruit Class 17-01 training and will begin their careers as correctional officers in facilities across the state.

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Four sites being considered for future OCCC prison facility on Oahu

The Department of Public Safety (PSD) submitted its progress report on the future of the Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) to the 2017 Hawaii State Legislature. The report titled “Planning for the Future of the Oahu Community Correctional Center” was submitted on schedule, as required by legislative mandate. The report addresses the key topics associated […]

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