Honolulu Police Community Foundation's 13th Annual Gala
HONORING THE HONOLULU POLICE MUSEUM
Friday, May 15, 2020
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sheraton Waikiki Resort & Hotel
WHY ARE WE HONORING THE HONOLULU POLICE MUSEUM?
We are proud this year to be honoring the Honolulu Police Museum – a part of the department’s Community Affairs Division. The museum continues to play a vital role in maintaining the history of the evolution of law enforcement in Hawai‘i from King Kamehameha’s “Kānāwai Māmalahoe - Law of the Splintered Paddle” to present day and beyond. The collection includes interesting exhibits, antique weapons, vintage uniforms, along with historical photos, documents and period displays. The HPD Museum and its docents continue to promote a better appreciation and awareness of the Honolulu Police Department’s origin as well as to educate and inspire the community and give law enforcement a sense of pride.
THE HONOLULU POLICE MUSEUM
The Honolulu Police Museum has over 100 years of rich history and artifacts from a royal beginning to early and present-day law enforcement, to stories and cases that made national and local news to television shows, big screen movies and books, and more. The museum not only showcases fictional characters like Charlie Chan who was inspired and based on real-life HPD detective Chang Apana; but also, people like world renowned surfing legend and Olympic swimmer Duke Kahanamoku who was a sheriff and ran the Honolulu Jail. It has something for everyone from keiki to kapuna, to law enforcement officials and our visitors, to the community.
THE HONOLULU POLICE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
The Honolulu Police Community Foundation is a private Non-Profit 501(c)(3). This annual event with the support of the community and businesses helps the Honolulu Police Community Foundation to fulfill its mission to grant scholarships to students, assists seniors who live alone and are at risk of falling, and helps to provide equipment for the Honolulu Police Department that could not be obtained through the normal budget process.