HONOWAI ELEMENTARY

JPO

Advisor: Ms. Deb. Matautia

The purpose of the Junior Police Officer program is to train students in leadership, civic responsibility and to assist the Honolulu Police Department in providing pedestrian safety in the vicinity of our school when necessary. Students are also to assist with campus patrol before and after school starts. Honowai Elementary School’s JPOs are selected from fifth and sixth grades. Teacher recommendation is required.

Every school year Honolulu Police Department has their annual Junior Police Officers’ Field Day. To prepare Honowai Elementary School JPOs, Officer Sonny Oliveros and JPO Advisor Ms. Matautia will teach the different commands to increase their skills, confidence, and coordination that are required to compete. Throughout the school year JPOs will participate in drills every Mondays to get them ready for competition.