HPD Offers Active Shooter/Violence Info
In response to increasing requests for information about how to respond to potential “active shooter” incidents, the Hawaiʻi Police Department has added an “Active Shooter/Violence Awareness” page to its website under the “Services” tab.
The page contains links to active shooter preparedness tips by the Department of Homeland Security, an “Active Shooter Quick Reference Guide” by that same agency and several training videos presented by other law enforcement agencies.
Chief Harry Kubojiri said the tips are being offered as a precaution in light of recent tragedies in other parts of the country and throughout the world.
“This is important information that I sincerely hope no one on Hawaiʻi Island will ever have to use,” Kubojiri said. “Nevertheless, our residents and visitors should be aware of steps that could help them survive in the event that the unthinkable happens here.”