04-23-20 Donations made to the Hawaii Police Department

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Office of the Chief                                                             
Chief Paul Ferreira            
Phone: (808) 961-2244

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Police Department wishes to extend a big mahalo to all the businesses and individuals who have selflessly donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our uniformed police officers during this COVID-19 pandemic.  In response, we wish to highlight some of these donations.

  • Dr. Joan M. Greco, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, of Hawaiʻi Island, made a donation of 345 custom made 3D Masks with N95 filter inserts to the Hawaiʻi Police Department for dissemination to the uniformed officers in the field. The masks can be used by the officers as regular cloth facial coverings or provide maximum protection with N95 inserts when necessary. Dr. Greco donated a sufficient number of masks to issue to each of the uniformed officers in the field throughout the island. 
  • Home Depot made a donation of 183 respirators, gloves, and face shields
  • Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaiʻi (VASH) made a donation of 90 cloth masks

Others who generously donated cloth masks or PPE are 7-11 Hawaiʻi, Dr. Boyd and Ann Daikawa Castro of Hilo Vet Clinic, and Kristen Thario of Big Island Pulse.

Police Chief Paul Ferreira stated, “It is always heartwarming to know that our officers are appreciated by members of the community and we are so ever grateful for the outpouring of support during this difficult time.”  

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