Ex-Montgomery County, Md., police chief Charles Moose may join the Honolulu Police Department as a rookie, earning under $38,000 annually, says the Washington Post. Moose became a household name during the serial sniper case in 2002 and later resigned in an ethics dispute over his book about the manhunt. He moved to Hawaii, served in the state’s Air National Guard and gave speeches around the country. The Oregonian in Portland reported that Moose, 52, will likely join the Honolulu training academy May 1.
Moose worked for the Portland police department for 24 years and gets $5,938 a month in pension. He earned about $160,000 a year during his four years in Montgomery County. He received a $170,000 advance for “Three Weeks in October: The Manhunt for the Serial Sniper,” which has sold 32,000 hardcover copies since it was published in 2003.