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Notice #: 03512294
State/City & County Jobs

County of Hawai`i

On the Island of Hawai`i
(also known as The Big Island)

Police Officer I (Recruit Level)

Starting Salary: $43,020.00 year

Salary increases to $ 47,412.00 year after the first 18 months of

(After this, 6% pay
increases 07/01/09 and 07/01/10)

After 4 years of Hawai`i County police service,
police officer will earn

$55,476.00 year

Automobile allowance – $599.00 monthly ($600.00 monthly effective 01/01/08)
Standard of Conduct Differential-$138.68 monthly
Effective 7/01/09: Firearm allowance – $420.00/fiscal year
Effective 7/01/09: Uniform allowance – $300.00/fiscal year
Vacation 21 days/year
Sick leave 21 days/year
Holidays – 13 days per year + general election day in an election year
Retirement Plan – eligible to retire with 25 years of Hawai`i police service
Medical Plan – 60% County share/40% employee share. Choice of health plans, and dependent children under the age of 19, and full-time students under the age of 24 are eligible.
Vision, Prescription Drug, and Dental Plans – 60% County share/40% employee share. Family, 2 party, or single plan.
Group Life Insurance – free! Coverage $36,225 for active employee under 65 years of age.
Workers\u2019 Compensation/
Accidental Injury Leave/
Temporary Disability Insurance
Night Differential (6 pm – 6 am) $.55 per hour for each hour of actual work performed.
Paid Overtime (Over 8 hours and over 40 hours)
Special Off-Duty Assignments ($32.00 hour) – eligible for special duty assignments after completion of initial probationary period.
Other Benefits – membership in the County Credit
Union, State of Hawai`i Organization of Police Officers union, the Flexible Spending Plan, and the State of Hawai`i Deferred Compensation Plan.

Our Police Officer I recruitment is open on a continuous basis. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED), a valid driver’s license, and be at least 21 years of age. Must be qualified to carry and/or possess firearms and ammunition in accordance with state and federal laws, e.g., no misdemeanor or felony domestic violence convictions.

The Hawai`i Police Department has been averaging 3 academy classes per year (Spring, Summer, & Winter). Live and work on a beautiful island and experience the spirit of Aloha!

Visit our website at or call the County’s job hotline at (808) 961-8618.

The County of Hawai`i is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.