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FEATURES    

DPS is proud to announce the release of our video, Safety at UH Mānoa! This video provides a quick overview of information you need to stay safe on campus. We encourage our community to view this video to learn how you can protect yourself and your personal property on campus. We hope you enjoy!


(To view this video with closed captioning, open the video in YouTube, and click the "cc" icon at the bottom of the video player)

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NEWS    

Preventing Moped & Bike Theft Over Winter Break

UH Manoa Department of Public Safety would like to remind our students and employees of the increased number of moped and bike thefts that occur during the holiday season.  Mopeds and bikes that are parked for extended periods of time are especially vulnerable.  Due to the number of students who leave for the holidays, DPS would like to inform our community of several options for keeping your property safe while you are away.

Tips for moped owners:

  • If possible, park your moped in a secured, locked area.  If you plan to leave during break and don’t have a secure area to park, ask a friend or family member if they would be willing to store it for a few days while you are away.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped, or lifted over the handlebar area.  Even better, use two locks.  Remove unsecured items and any items you keep in storage compartments.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object, and remember to do this even if you utilize bike cage parking on campus.
  • Always park in legal, designated moped areas to avoid a ticket or tow.

Tips for bike owners:

  • If possible, park your bike in a secured, locked area.  If you plan to leave during break and don’t have a secure area to store your bike, ask a friend or family member if they would be willing to store it for a few days while you are away.
  • Use multiple solid steel u-locks or a combination of a u-lock with a cable or chain lock.  Remove unsecured items such as your wheel(s), seat, accessories, and other personal items.
  • Secure your bike to a rack or other immovable object, and remember to do this even if you utilize bike cage parking.
  • Always park in legal, designated bike areas to avoid a ticket or tow.  Make sure you park in a manner that will not interfere with the safety or normal movement of vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
  • Remember to register your bike with City & County of Honolulu to ensure that your property can be recovered and returned to you if stolen.

If you see suspicious activity on campus, such as people loitering near bike or moped racks without legitimate business, or inspecting multiple bikes/mopeds, call DPS immediately at (808) 956-6911. 

While bikes and mopeds that are not locked (or are improperly locked) are more likely to be stolen than those that are properly locked, we encourage our community to always be vigilant with their personal property, whether on campus or not.  For more information on securing your bike or moped, visit http://manoa.hawaii.edu/dps/biketheft.html.

We hope that you have a restful, fun, and safe holiday break!

Mahalo,

UH Manoa Department of Public Safety
 


DPS Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

A team of assessors for the Commission on the Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) will arrive on Tuesday, December 11 to examine all aspects of UH Manoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.  Verification by the team that DPS meets the Commission’s state of the art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence. 

As part of the assessment, students, employees, and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Tuesday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m.. The session will be conducted at Hemenway Hall 211, located at 2445 Campus Road (Room 211), Honolulu, HI 96822.  If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone.  Students, employees, and members of the public may call (808) 956-4361 on Tuesday, December 11 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.  Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency's ability to comply with CALEA standards.

UHM DPS must comply with 293 standards in order to gain accredited status.  A copy of the Standards is available at UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety, 1951 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96822. Local contact is Daniel Tuttle: (808) 956-9802.
 
Anyone wishing to submit written comments about UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety's ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155 or www.calea.org.  
 
For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155; or call (703) 352-4225 or email calea@calea.org.

Click HERE to see our UH News story.

 


Motor Vehicle Theft near Stan Sheriff Center

This morning, Friday, December 7, 2018, a vehicle was reported stolen.  The theft took place at the Zone 20 Parking Lot near the Stan Sheriff Center at UH Manoa between 10:30 p.m. yesterday, Thursday, December 6 and 8:30 a.m. this morning.  The vehicle owner left keys to the vehicle at a food cart overnight, and they were found missing this morning, along with the vehicle.  A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The vehicle is described as a silver 2013 Lexus ES350, license plate RWZ774

Please notify the UH Manoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) at 911 if you see this vehicle or if you have any information regarding this incident.

DPS Recommends

  • Do not leave valuables inside a vehicle or unattended, especially if they are in open view.
  • Lock your vehicle and close all windows every time you leave your vehicle, even if only for a few minutes.
  • Always double-check your door handle to ensure that it is locked before leaving.
  • If your vehicle is equipped with an alarm system, activate it each time you leave the vehicle unattended. 
  • When possible, park in well-lighted areas.
  • Do not tag your keys with your address or license plate number.
  • If you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around vehicles, peering into vehicles, trying door handles, or wandering in an area without legitimate business, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

DPS Seeking Assistance in Identifying Attempted Moped Theft Suspects

The men depicted in these photos are persons of interest to the UHM Department of Public Safety. If you know the identity of either person, you are asked to call UHM DPS at (808) 956-6911.  The men pictured are believed to be involved in an attempted moped theft at approximately 10:30 a.m. this morning, Monday, December 3, 2018 at Holmes Hall.


^^Photo above shows male suspect with facial tattoos using some type of blow torch to attempt at cutting a lock. 

vv Photo below shows second male suspect watching the area, with bolt cutters in background.


If you see suspicious activity, especially in parking areas, or if you have any information regarding any of our moped thefts, please call the UHM Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

DPS would like to remind our students, faculty and staff of these important moped safety and security tips:

  • Park your vehicle, bike or moped in a secured, well-lit area.
  • Always lock your vehicle, bike or moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • Utilize the FREE UH Manoa Bike Cage. For more information, visit this link:http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • If parking in a locked area is not an option, lock your property with at least two heavy locks that cannot be easily cut or removed, and secure them to an immovable object. For more information on how to properly lock your bike or moped, visit http://manoa.hawaii.edu/dps/biketheft.html.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped. Be sure that locks or chains cannot be lifted over the seat or handlebar area when locked.
  • Check with Cycle Manoa about renting space in their bike lockers (bikes only. You can request a bike locker by email: cyclemanoa@gmail.com.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your bike or moped before leaving.
  • Don't park your vehicle, bike or moped in the same location every time, or leave it unattended for days at a time - thieves notice patterns.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated parking area and ensure that you have a current parking permit.
  • Do not leave valuables inside a vehicle or unattended, especially if they are in open view. For more vehicle safety tips, visit http://manoa.hawaii.edu/dps/vehicletheft.html.
  • If you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around parking areas, tampering with vehicles, or wandering in an area without legitimate business, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Burglary at Wainani Mail Room at UH Manoa

On Wednesday, November 28, a burglary was reported from the mail room at Hale Wainani F after several packages were discovered missing.  The burglary occurred on Tuesday, November 20 but was not discovered until the packages were reported as missing several days later, and security footage was checked.  The case is currently under investigation through the Honolulu Police Department.  

The suspect is described as:
- Caucasian male
- Medium build
- Medium complexion
- Unknown height
- Black hat
- Mickey mouse tee-shirt
- Approximate age: 18-24

If you have any information, please contact the UH Manoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) at 911.

DPS recommends:

  • Always close and lock all doors and windows, even when taking quick trips away from home or your office.
  • Do not lend keys to others in your department or building – if a key is lost or stolen, immediately report it to your department or building coordinator.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away
  • Sign up for UH Alert to receive text message notifications for on-campus emergencies. Visit https://www.hawaii.edu/alert/ to register.
  • To report suspicious people, suspicious vehicles and illegal or unusual activity, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

String of Moped Thefts on UH Manoa Campus

UH Manoa has experienced a recent string of moped thefts on Lower Campus. Two incidents were attempted thefts, and three were completed thefts. Four of the incidents took place near Ching Field, and the most recent incident took place near Stan Sheriff Center. While it is still possible for a moped to be stolen while locked, some of these thefts involved mopeds that were unlocked or improperly locked.

If you see suspicious activity, especially in parking areas, or if you have any information regarding any of our moped thefts, please call the UHM Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

DPS would like to remind our students, faculty and staff of these important moped safety and security tips:

  • Park your vehicle, bike or moped in a secured, well-lit area.
  • Always lock your vehicle, bike or moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • Utilize the FREE UH Manoa Bike Cage. For more information, visit this link:http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • If parking in a locked area is not an option, lock your property with at least two heavy locks that cannot be easily cut or removed, and secure them to an immovable object. For more information on how to properly lock your bike or moped, visit http://manoa.hawaii.edu/dps/biketheft.html.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped. Be sure that locks or chains cannot be lifted over the seat or handlebar area when locked.
  • Check with Cycle Manoa about renting space in their bike lockers (bikes only. You can request a bike locker by email: cyclemanoa@gmail.com.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your bike or moped before leaving.
  • Don't park your vehicle, bike or moped in the same location every time, or leave it unattended for days at a time - thieves notice patterns.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated parking area and ensure that you have a current parking permit.
  • Do not leave valuables inside a vehicle or unattended, especially if they are in open view. For more vehicle safety tips, visit http://manoa.hawaii.edu/dps/vehicletheft.html.
  • If you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around parking areas, tampering with vehicles, or wandering in an area without legitimate business, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Burglary at Nagatani Academic Center

Today, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, a burglary was reported from a room in Nagatani Academic Center in the Athletics Complex at UH Manoa. The burglary occurred between 3:10 p.m. yesterday, Tuesday, November 13 and 8:30 a.m. today. The room is currently under construction, and various construction equipment and tools were reported stolen from the area. The case is currently under investigation through the Honolulu Police Department. There is no suspect description at this time.

If you have any information, please contact the UH Manoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) at 911.

DPS recommends:

  • Always close and lock all doors and windows, even when taking quick trips away from home or your office.
  • Do not lend keys to others in your department or building – if a key is lost or stolen, immediately report it to your department or building coordinator.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away
  • Sign up for UH Alert to receive text message notifications for on-campus emergencies. Visit https://www.hawaii.edu/alert/ to register.
  • To report suspicious people, suspicious vehicles and illegal or unusual activity, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Burglary at storage shed near Pope Laboratory

Today, Sunday, November 11, 2018, a burglary was reported from a storage shed near Pope Laboratory at UH Manoa. The burglary occurred between Friday, November 9 and 2:47 p.m. today. The case is currently under investigation through the Honolulu Police Department. There is no suspect description at this time.

If you have any information, please contact the UH Manoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) at 911.

DPS recommends:

  • Always close and lock all doors and windows, even when taking quick trips away from home or your office.
  • Do not lend keys to others in your department or building – if a key is lost or stolen, immediately report it to your department or building coordinator.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away
  • Sign up for UH Alert to receive text message notifications for on-campus emergencies. Visit https://www.hawaii.edu/alert/ to register.
  • To report suspicious people, suspicious vehicles and illegal or unusual activity, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

String of Moped Thefts on UH Manoa Campus

UH Manoa has experienced a recent string of six moped thefts over the past 30 days. These thefts took place in multiple locations on campus, including lower campus and student housing moped parking areas. While it is still possible for a moped to be stolen while locked, some of these thefts involved mopeds that were unlocked or improperly locked.

If you see suspicious activity, especially in parking areas, or if you have any information regarding any of our moped thefts, please call the UHM Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

DPS would like to remind our students, faculty and staff of these important moped safety and security tips:

  • Park your vehicle, bike or moped in a secured, well-lit area.
  • Always lock your vehicle, bike or moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • Utilize the FREE UH Manoa Bike Cage. For more information, visit this link:http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • If parking in a locked area is not an option, lock your property with at least two heavy locks that cannot be easily cut or removed, and secure them to an immovable object. For more information on how to properly lock your bike or moped, visit http://manoa.hawaii.edu/dps/biketheft.html.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped. Be sure that locks or chains cannot be lifted over the seat or handlebar area when locked.
  • Check with Cycle Manoa about renting space in their bike lockers (bikes only. You can request a bike locker by email: cyclemanoa@gmail.com.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your bike or moped before leaving.
  • Don't park your vehicle, bike or moped in the same location every time, or leave it unattended for days at a time - thieves notice patterns.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated parking area and ensure that you have a current parking permit.
  • Do not leave valuables inside a vehicle or unattended, especially if they are in open view. For more vehicle safety tips, visit http://manoa.hawaii.edu/dps/vehicletheft.html.
  • If you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around parking areas, tampering with vehicles, or wandering in an area without legitimate business, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.
 

Join us at the Emergency Preparedness Fair!

Drop by our Emergency Preparedness Fair on Thursday, September 27 from 6pm-8pm at Hale Aloha Courtyard! Learn about personal safety and wellness, natural disaster preparation, fire safety, and more. There will be educational activities, games, giveaways, and a fire sprinkler demonstration.

Campus and community partners that will provide information at the fair include DPS, Student Housing Services, UH Fire Safety Office, UH Mānoa’s Counseling and Student Development Center, Student Immunization Initiative, Health Promotions Office, Honolulu Police Department, City Emergency Management Agency, and a variety of vendors (including Coca Cola, Walmart, Farmer's Insurance, and more!)

 


Burglary at Holmes Hall Storage Shed

Today, Monday, August 20, 2018, a burglary was reported from a storage shed outside Holmes Hall at UH Mānoa. The exact date of the burglary is unknown, but occurred sometime between July 20 – August 19, 2018. The lock on the storage shed was cut, and an electric sander was noted as missing from the storage shed. There is no suspect description at this time.

If you have any information, please contact the UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) at 911.

DPS recommends:

  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • Sign up for UH Alert to receive text message notifications for on-campus emergencies. Visit https://www.hawaii.edu/alert/ to register.
  • To report suspicious people, suspicious vehicles and illegal or unusual activity, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.