Police ‘Active Shooter’ Presentation in Hilo Next Week
The Hawaii Police Department will give an “active shooter” presentation during an evening meeting with the community next week in Hilo.
The meeting will be held on Monday, June 23, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Auntie Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale at 799 Piilani St.
The first part of the meeting will allow the public to meet the department’s staff and discuss police-related concerns with police Chief Harry Kubojiri and East Hawaii commanders.
The department’s community meetings, which are rotated through the eight police districts, are usually held during the day, but this one will be at night to allow access for those unable to attend daytime events.
The second portion of the meeting will be an awareness presentation 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.
A similar presentation was made last month in Kona.