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William P. Kenoi Harry S.

Kubojiri
Police G'hief
Mayor

Paul K. Ferreira
Deputy Police Chief

County of Hawai'" i
POLICE DEPARTMENT
349 Kapi'olani Street • Hilo, Hawai'i 96120-3998
(808) 935-3311 • Fax (808) 961-2389

March 9, 2011

Mr. Christopher Baker

Hawaii Concealed Carry

3308 Moreel Street

Honolulu, HI 96818

Dear Mr. Baker:

This responds to your letter of January 19, 2011, requesting information related
to the Hawai'i Police Department's policies regarding applications for a
concealed firearms permit and applications to openly carry a firearm.

Our response is as follows:

1. The Hawai'i Police Department does not maintain its own server or
e-mail platform. The Hawai'i Police Department presently contracts
these services from an outside vendor.

2. From January 1, 2010 - January 1, 2011 no policies, memos, or


informational handouts were issued by Police Chief Harry S.
Kubojiri in regards to open carry, concealed carry, carry permits, or
firearm permits.

3. The Hawai'i Police Department maintains strict compliance with the


provisions of HRS 134-9 by rigid compliance with the County of
Hawai'i Administrative Rules and Regulations Governing the
Issuance of Licenses to Carry Concealed and Unconcealed
Weapons. These Administrative Rules were signed and adopted by
former Chief of Police Wayne G. Carvalho on October 16, 1997.
(See enclosure)

"Hawai'i County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer"


Mr. Christoper Baker
March 9, 2011
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4. The Hawai'i Police Department defines the requirements of HRS


134-9{b) (1) and the phase, "Be qualified to use the firearm in a
safe manner," in the following manner.

1. An applicant's proficiency shall be determined by the


designations of either "pass" or "fail" on a firearms
qualification course sanctioned by the Police Chief.

5. See enclosure

6. See enclosure

Should you have questions, please contact Captain Kenneth Vieira of our

Administrative Services Division at (808) 961-2265.

Sincerely,

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Enclosures

KV