Hawaii doesn't have its own state police force but the Governor has set up a special task force, which becomes known as "Five-0", to investigate serious crimes on the islands. Reserve Naval officer Steve McGarrett heads the team with Danny Williams as his second in command and together they tackle a range of crimes with more far-reaching consequences than those dealt with by HPD, including terrorism and serious organized crime. Written by
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, the son of the original Chin Ho Kelly, Kam Fong
, has a recurring role as HPD Sgt. Duke Lukela. The role of Duke is also a tribute or reference to actor Herman Wedemeyer
, who played Duke in the original series. Dennis Chun also had roles in the original series, as three different, unrelated characters, in three different episodes, one during the 1973-1974 season, and two during the 1974-1975 season. See more
The HPD police cruisers used throughout the series are the civilian-spec Chevrolet Impala sedans (2006 - present) seen with the HPD livery. The Impala squads seen throughout the series have the 5-spoke alloy wheels - which is not available with the 9C1 police package option (2006 - present Impalas come with 16 inch steel wheels with bolt-on center caps or the full-wheel hubcaps seen on the civilian 2000-05 base Impala). See more
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