The Honolulu Police Department is poised to welcome former Montgomery County, Md., police chief Charles Moose as a rookie officer, reports the Washington Post. Moose, who got international attention during the October 2002 sniper shootings in the Washington, D.C., area, is expected to graduate from the Honolulu police academy next month.
He has passed the grueling, six-month academy with flying colors, said Honolulu Police Chief Boisse Correa. Moose, 53, who became a fixture on TV news during the shootings, declined to speak about his new job, saying that he’s not authorized to speak to reporters. Moose stepped down as Montgomery chief in 2003 to write a book about the sniper investigation.