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Hawai’i Police Activities League helps out at Keiki Rodeo

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The Hawai’i Police Activities League at the Hawai‘i Keiki Rodeo. Photo Courtesy: Hawai‘i Police Department

Almost 400 children, aged five to 17, showed their cowboy spirit at the Hawai’i Keiki Rodeo, which took place at the Pana‘ewa Equestrian Center on Nov. 18.

This event was part of the preparations for the upcoming finals scheduled for April 13, 2024. It was organized by the Hawai’i Keiki Rodeo Association.

During the event, the Hawai’i Police Activities League (HI-PAL) provided several custom engraved Hydro-Flasks to the contestants, and Community Policing Officers issued Keiki identification cards for the children. These officers also engaged with participants, offering a casual opportunity for both kids and adults to connect with their local officers while enjoying the competition.


The Hawai’i Police Department would like to express their gratitude to all the families who attended the event and everyone who contributed to its success. They extend a heartfelt thanks to individuals such as Jeff Cabral, Brian Demattos, Sheldon Mattos, Krystal Macanas, John Arakaki, Gregg Menino, Zerin Menino, and many others. Additionally, numerous local businesses played a vital role in sponsoring the event, including HPM, Kai’s Trucking, the Rodney Wilbur Ohana, Benny’s Mobile, the Benevides Family Ranch, C&K Trucking, Hawai’i Community Federal Credit Union, Burke Services, Bradda Pops, Wailama Lei Hat CO., K&H Unlimited, Karratti Ranch Services, the Camacho Ohana, N. Nobriga Fencing, Da Knife Guy, and several anonymous sponsors.

If your community organization is interested in hosting a HI-PAL event in your area, please contact the Hilo Community Policing Section of the Hawai’i Police Department at 808-961-8849.


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