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Law Enforcement Division

The Narcotics Enforcement Division (NED) serves and protects the public by enforcing laws relating to controlled substances and regulated chemicals. They are responsible for the registration and control of the manufacture, distribution, prescription, and dispensing of controlled substances and precursor or essential chemicals within the State.

The Sheriff Division carries out law enforcement services statewide. Its mission is to preserve the peace by protecting all persons and property within premises under the control of the Judiciary and all State facilities; providing process services and execution of court documents; handling detained persons; and providing secure transportation for persons in custody. It also provides law enforcement services at the Honolulu International Airport.

As mandated by HB2171 and SB1337, the Department of Law Enforcement is ordered to establish a training center which provides training to all Department of Law Enforcement and county law enforcement personnel who exercise police powers in the state to ensure that all law enforcement officers meet the training standards required by state law.

The Criminal Investigation Division is responsible for investigating crimes which have been committed on and around the properties owned, operated, and/or controlled by the state, and for assisting other law enforcement agencies with their investigations, when necessary