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Police to Hold ‘Active Shooter’ Presentation in Kona

Posted May 8, 2014, 05:54 PM HST
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The pavilion at the Old Kona Airport in Kailua-Kona will be the venue for an "active shooter" presentation later this month. File photo.

The Hawaii Police Department will give an “active shooter” awareness presentation to the public later this month in Kona.

The presentation on Thursday, May 22, is designed to help individuals increase their survivability should they encounter violent situations, including someone shooting a firearm, the department said in a press release today.

“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,” the department said.

The public will also be provided with additional information on how to further their education on the subject, followed by a question-and-answer session.

The presentation will be part of an evening community meeting to be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the pavilion at the Old Kona Airport State Recreational Area in Kailua-Kona.

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The meetings, which are rotated throughout the island’s eight police districts, are designed to allow the public an opportunity to meet Police Chief Harry Kubojiri and other department commanders and to discuss police-related concerns.

The Kona meeting will be preceded  by another community meeting to be held that day from noon to 2 p.m. at the Hilo police station.

Police said an “active shooter” presentation will be made in East Hawaii at a future date.

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