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Crime Prevention and Safety Tips

Burglary Prevention Tips

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Robbery Prevention Tips for Businesses

Practice these tips to prevent a robbery:

If you are confronted by a robber, follow these tips:

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Auto Theft Prevention Tips

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Vehicle Break-in Prevention Tips

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How to Recognize and Prevent Child Abuse

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is a committed partner in the community working toward reducing child abuse on the island.

Everyone can contribute to creating a positive, nurturing environment for our children by learning and knowing a few simple facts:

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Safety Tips for Children

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Home Invasion Prevention Tips

Home invasion is the residential version of automobile carjacking. Most home invasions occur at nights and on weekends when homes are more likely to be occupied. The people committing this type of crime rarely work alone and rely on an overwhelming physical confrontation to gain control and instill fear in their victims.

The same tactics used to prevent burglaries will go a long way toward preventing incidents of forced entry home invasion. If home invaders can be delayed at the point of entry, then there’s a chance of deterring them and being able to call police.

Here are some prevention tips to consider:

The best defense against home invasion type crimes is education and planning. Have a security plan devised so that there are escape routes out of your residence or a safe location within your home. This location should have a telephone so that you are able to alert the police. If an escape route is part of your plan, make sure that everyone in the household knows where to run and what to say.
If your home is invaded, be sure to keep a cool head. Do not scream, yell out, cry or attempt any violent confrontation. Do not attempt to run or escape unless you can do so without getting hurt or caught. Do exactly as you are told — nothing more or nothing less. Do not volunteer information unless asked to do so. Without being obvious, take some time to remember the best possible description of the suspects. Remember, safety for yourself and family is paramount in this situation.

To request a home security check, call Lieutenant Jason Cortez, community policing coordinator, at 961-2350.

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Internet Safety Tips

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Scam Prevention Tips

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Theft Prevention Tips for Shoppers

To reduce the threat of theft or identity theft, especially during the holiday season, follow these tips.

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Graffiti Prevention Tips

Parents should be aware of their children’s whereabouts and activities and be alert for the following signs of possible graffiti involvement:

Police ask that the public report any suspicious activity. Victims of graffiti property damage should report the damage to police for documentation and then have the graffiti removed as soon as possible. Removal of the graffiti removes the “glory” the taggers desire.

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Halloween Safety Tips

Children of all ages look forward to the Halloween season but we would also like to make sure that they are kept safe to enjoy the festivities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly four times as many children ages 5-14, are killed while walking on Halloween evening than other time of the year. Here are some tips on staying safe while having fun:

Trick or Treaters:

Motorists: