THE PEOPLE OF HAWAI’I NEED CONSTITUTIONAL SHERIFFS
In 1840, the Supreme Court of Kamehameha III, established the first constitution for the Kingdom of Hawaii. The constitution paved the way for the Act to Organize the Executive Departments of the Government (Sheriff’s Department) signed on April 27, 1846. The law created the office of marshal of the kingdom, the highest ranking police officer in the Hawaiian nation. He nominated, instructed, supervised and controlled the sheriffs of the kingdom of which there were four, one for each administrative region of Kaua’i, O’ahu, Mau’i and Hawaii. Each sheriff administered a corps of constables officially appointed by the four royal governors (sheriffs). Constables (deputies) wore a distinct police insignia that consisted of a scarlet crown with the initials KIII in honor of Kamehameha III. This is how sheriffs were under Kamehameha III.
- Hawaii did have a Sheriff’s department until about 1931. The sheriff’s department slowly disappeared over time, under political pressure.
Currently Hawaii has a Department of Public Safety. The director is a political appointment by the Governor of Hawaii. He is Not a sheriff. He does Not have the power of a sheriff. He does not deputize anyone. Currently the people you see in the vehicles, courts, airports, state capitol are not deputies. They are Not sworn to perform the duties of a sheriff, Not bound by election to protect the people from overreaching government and government officials. They are political security guards, protecting politicians while they violate the constitutional boundaries set forth limiting their tyranny over the people.
A PROPER SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT:
In the United States, a sheriff is an elected official in a county responsible for keeping the peace and enforcing the law. Unlike most officials, sheriffs are elected. Elected sheriffs are accountable directly to the citizens of their county, the constitution of their state, and ultimately the United States Constitution.
The responsibilities of sheriffs and their agencies vary considerably by county to county. Sheriffs may have the role of a police chief, and lead agencies with limited law enforcement duties. Sheriffs are also often responsible for managing county jails, bailiffs, and security at local government buildings. They also have jurisdiction in and around airports.
- A sheriff must swear an oath that they will perform their primary duty as a sheriff to protect the people of the county in which they are elected, by the people of that county.
- The elected sheriff has the duty to select his deputies as needed to assist in the enforcement of Constitutional laws, and to keep the peace, and to protect the people from the governmental and government officials over reaching their authority. Sheriff has the power to deputize anyone to assist him in the performance of his duties. A Sheriff may hold a deputy accountable for their actions or for inactions in the line of service. A Deputy must swear an oath.
- The sheriff and deputies also have a duty to enforce local ordinances, rules and to take the lead in times of emergency.
THE CURRENT PROCESS:
Things have changed since April 27, 1846. Population of the islands has grown. Political overreach is out of control. Political officials violate the Constitution which limits their power over the people, at will. Commissions are not held responsible for violations of HRS statutes. The Attorney General of Hawaii is an appointed position. There is no enforcement against these violations. Hawaii has only politically appointed Chiefs of Police, which are appointed by the Police Commission, 7 members, all appointed. There is NO accountability. There is NO enforcement of laws for these appointed positions.
WHO IS PROTECTING THE PEOPLE OF HAWAII?
The short answer is NO ONE!!
A NEW PLAN FOR CONSTITUTIONAL SHERIFF:
Create an ELECTED board of Sheriffs:
- Election, by ballot sheriffs to protect the people. Districts to be by population.
- Kaua’i , Election, by ballot
- 1 sheriff
- Oahu, Election, by ballot
- 4 sheriffs.
- 1- Leeward
- 1- Windward
- 4 sheriffs.
- Maui, Election, by ballot
- 1 sheriff
- Hawaii Election, by ballot
- 2- sheriffs