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Rearview Mirror: Stories of Junior Police Officers elicit fond memories

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 1952
                                JPOs at the Ala Moana Opportunity School wearing uniforms donated by James Doo, far right, of the Yat Loy Co.

    STAR-ADVERTISER / 1952

    JPOs at the Ala Moana Opportunity School wearing uniforms donated by James Doo, far right, of the Yat Loy Co.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 1956
                                Sgt. Simeon Kamoe joined the Honolulu Police Department after being a Junior Police Officer himself. Hawaii has had JPOs in our schools for 98 years.

    STAR-ADVERTISER / 1956

    Sgt. Simeon Kamoe joined the Honolulu Police Department after being a Junior Police Officer himself. Hawaii has had JPOs in our schools for 98 years.

Junior Police Officers, or JPOs, have been an island tradition for as long as I can remember. I found its roots surprisingly go back 98 years to 1922. Read more

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