Big Island Police to Make “Active Shooter” Presentations

The Hawaiʻi Police Department will make an “active shooter” presentation during an evening community meeting in Kona later this month.
HPDBadgeThe meeting will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 22 at the pavilion at the Old Kona Airport State Recreational Area.

The first portion of the meeting will allow the public to meet the Police Department’s command staff and to discuss police related concerns with the police chief and commanders who oversee police operations in West Hawaiʻi. This meeting, similar to district community meetings that have been rotated throughout the island’s eight police districts during the day, will allow attendance by citizens who cannot get away during the daytime.

The second portion of the meeting will be an awareness presentation to help individuals increase their survivability should they encounter an active shooter or other type of active violent situation. The presentation will provide information on previous incidents of mass violence, recent events, best practices for those caught in such a situation, understanding law enforcement’s response, and how to work together as a community to prevent these critical events from happening. It will also provide additional resources for participants so they may continue their education on this topic, followed by a question-and answer segment.

A similar meeting will be held at a future date in East Hawaiʻi.

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