HPD has over 2200 employees, many of whom took part in developing the organization's Mission Statement which in part reads:
"… We, the men and women of the Honolulu Police Department, are dedicated to providing excellent service through partnerships that build trust, reduce crime, create a safe environment, and enhance the quality of life in our community…."
It would certainly appear that the organization is well on its way to accomplishing its mission. We were especially impressed with HPD's programs that address employees’ emotional and psychological well-being. They have two full-time licensed psychologists, eight part-time chaplains, and a cadre of peer supporters.
The department's Comprehensive Tactical Intervention Program (CTIP) is an early warning system designed to be a low level identification, intervention, assessment, training and referral service.
Their Peer Support Employee Emergency Assistance Program (EEAP) Unit provides confidential peer counseling for police employees and their families.
Equally impressive, especially considering the unique nature and demands of police work, is HPD's involvement in family support. There are scheduling options for field patrol units and opportunities for alternative assignments to better accommodate family needs.
The department also hosts an annual "Family Fun Day" event for employees and families to attend. The department is also involved in many community service programs such as Aloha United Way, HPD blood drive for the Hawaii Blood Bank, Tips for Cops, Police Special Olympics, and several others.