Big Island police alter some services

The Hawaii Police Department has made changes in public services because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Records section is closed to the public, but requests for police reports are being taken at all stations, by phone only. The reports will be distributed by mail only.

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The phone numbers to request reports are: Hilo, 961-2233; Kona, 326-4646, ext. 285; Puna, 965-2716; Hamakua, 775-7533; South Kohala, 887-3080; North Kohala, 889-6540; Ka‘u, 939-2580.

Firearms application permits and registration are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment in Kona, call 326-4646, ext. 222. For all other stations, refer to the above phone numbers.

Traffic Services Section is closed to the public; however, the staff is still available to answer questions during normal business hours at 961-2227. Police do not administer drivers licensing. That’s done by the county Finance Department.

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Dispatch and the 911 system continues normal operations with emergency and nonemergency calls.

Patrol and Criminal Investigation divisions continue normal operations. District police stations remain open islandwide.

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