After six months of training, 17 people graduate to begin their careers with the Honolulu Police Department.
Jason Yee Hoy, right, was among 17 recruits who got their badges just before the graduation ceremony Wednesday night at McKinley High School. They will now partner up with veteran officers to gain field experience.
HPD’s 184th class of recruits included a former aircraft mechanic, an intelligence officer, a skills trainer, a construction worker and a photographer.
The curtain opened on the recruits at the start of the ceremony in the school auditorium.
Behind the curtains after receiving their certificates, the graduates gave each other fist bumps.
HPD Chaplain Annie Forester, left, hugged new graduate Tani Takushi after the ceremony.
The crowd outside the auditorium after the ceremony.
Graduate Adam Ruiz got some help with his leis after becoming one of Honolulu’s newest police officers.
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