07/03/2014 01:54 pm ET

HPD Pushes To Increase Number Of Female Officers On The Force

PF Bentley/Civil Beat

It is midnight in the heart of downtown Honolulu, and Stephanie Virardi is patrolling the streets, pulling over drunken-driving suspects and responding to domestic violence calls.

At home, her kids are asleep.

Virardi has been a patrol officer for less than two years. She is one of 220 female sworn officers in the the Honolulu Police Department, about 10 percent of the total 2,108.

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