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 HPD lab technician Charlie Fong introduced late in Season One is based on the character Che Fong in the original series. This also holds true with Lori Weston (introduced in Season Two) - named similarly to Sharon Farrell
's character (Lori Wilson) during the 12th Season of the original Hawaii Five-O, and Max Bergman (introduced in Season One, recurring in Season Two, but with on screen credit for every episode in Season Two of the updated series), who was based on the character of Doc Bergman, as played by Al Eben
in the original series, although he was sometimes simply credited as either "Doc" or "Coroner" in 51 episodes, beginning with the fourth season, and he also portrayed three other characters before the fourth season, two of those were also a doctor. 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