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New ocean safety sector under city consideration

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / JUNE 22
                                At top, beachgoers swim out to catch waves at Sandy Beach Park.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / JUNE 22

    At top, beachgoers swim out to catch waves at Sandy Beach Park.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / JAN. 10
                                Mayor Rick Blangiardi aims to create a separate department for Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services. A personal watercraft, above, is ready to go for North Shore lifeguards at Haleiwa Alii Beach.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / JAN. 10

    Mayor Rick Blangiardi aims to create a separate department for Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services. A personal watercraft, above, is ready to go for North Shore lifeguards at Haleiwa Alii Beach.

A plan to break up the city Emergency Serv­ices Department was formally announced in March 2023 during Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s 2023 State of the City address. Read more

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