Mission Statement

The Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) effectively upholds the laws that serve to protect, conserve and manage Hawaiʻi’s unique and limited natural, cultural and historic resources held in public trust for current and future generations of visitors and the people of Hawai’i nei.


Guiding Principles

We are committed to excellence through:


We dedicate ourselves to the enhancement, perpetuation and protection of Hawaiʻi’s natural, cultural and historic resources by recognizing our kuleana to serve Hawaiʻi, the general public and our local communities with a profound sense of responsibility and in the spirit of Aloha.

Integrity and Professionalism:

We adhere to the highest ethical and moral standards in serving Hawaiʻi and maintaining the public trust in the performance of our duties.

Health and Safety:

We acknowledge that our citizens have a right to utilize the resources that define Hawaiʻi’s uniqueness in an atmosphere that promotes safety.  Therefore, we will endeavor to enforce laws established to provide for public health and safety.


We recognize that sustaining our quality of life is connected to the integrity of Hawaiʻi natural and cultural responsibility of all citizens, government agencies and private organizations.

We commit ourselves to unite our communities, public agencies and private organizations to assist DOCARE in attaining its mission through education, outreach and the establishment of meaningful partnerships that promote the principles of mālama ʻāina through increased awareness and collaboration.

E Mālama Pono Iā Hawaiʻi

“To Preserve Hawaiʻi in Righteousness”