Some relationships between police officers and the communities they serve have been strained in recent years as issues like police militarization and racial profiling have come to the forefront of the national conversation.
To build trust, Officer Hanaumi used his skills and imagination to build a unique relationship with his community. He skateboards at a local skatepark, practices music with kids at a youth center, and volunteers regularly at the Boys & Girls Club and The Salvation Army.
I'm just an officer that likes to do things that's not typical to officers.
Officer Hanaumi enjoys the work he does and all the positive things he is able to do.