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Hawai‘i Police Activities League assists with keiki rodeo

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HI-PAL is congratulating the 250 keiki who participated in the Hawaii Keiki Rodeo Association competition on Jan. 20. Photo Courtesy: Hawai‘i Police Department

The Hawai‘i Police Activities League (HI-PAL) is congratulating the 250 keiki, age 5 to 17, who participated in the Hawai‘i Keiki Rodeo Association competition on Jan. 20 at the Pana‘ewa Equestrian Center.

Organized by the Hawai‘i Keiki Rodeo Association, the event was part of the qualifying rounds for the upcoming Hawai‘i Keiki Rodeo Championships on April 13.
In addition to the rodeo events, Hawai‘i Police Department Community Policing Officers issued keiki identification cards for the children. Officers also engaged with participants, offering a casual opportunity for both kids and adults to connect with their local officers while enjoying the competition.
HI-PAL is a program of the Hawai‘i Police Department in which police officers interact with youth in various activities as mentors. This connection encourages teamwork, citizenship and responsibility among youth.

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


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