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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!


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NEWS    

Robbery at Frear Hall Loading Dock

This evening, Monday, January 13, a robbery was reported at UH Mānoa. The incident took place at approximately 8:20 p.m. this evening in the loading dock area outside of Frear Hall. An unknown male approached the victim in his vehicle brandishing a large kitchen knife and ordered the victim to get out of his vehicle. The victim got out of his vehicle and the suspect got into the victim's vehicle fleeing the area. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The male suspect is described by the witness as:

  • Complexion/possible ethnicity (as described by witness): Polynesian
  • Age: 6'0"
  • Build: Medium
  • Clothing: White long sleeve shirt, black pants
  • Other distinguishing characteristics: Acne and an accent

The area was checked, and no suspect was located. 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.

Remember: It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation. Responsibility is with the perpetrator, not the victim — no one deserves, asks for or provokes robbery or assault. UHM provides counseling services to students. Please contact the Counseling & Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927. For faculty and staff who need counseling services, please speak with your Human Resources office regarding the Employee Assistance Program. Although the victim is never at fault, prioritizing one's personal safety is recommended.

The following safety tips have been provided by DPS:

  • Be aware of your surroundings, look assertive, and keep a safe distance from strangers. Encourage friends to travel in pairs or with trusted companions, especially at night or in remote areas.
  • Trust your intuition, if a situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative.
  • Utilize campus transportation resources. Call (808) 956-SAFE (7233) for our Security Escort Service, which is available 7 days a week, from dusk until dawn.
  • Download the Mānoa Guardian app and use the Safety Timer feature to notify family, friends, or DPS staff if you are walking alone or in an unfamiliar place on campus. More information: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/dps/manoaguardian.html.
  • If you feel that you or others are in danger, look for a blue light Emergency Call Box, call DPS at (808) 956-6911, or call HPD at 911. To report suspicious, illegal, or unusual activity on campus, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Several Burglaries Reported Over Holidays at UH Mānoa

Two incidents were reported from POST building, in which offices were entered and personal property was taken between December 19 and January 8. Another incident occurred at a Hawaiian Studies storage unit. The door was forced open and found ajar, but no items were reported missing. Another incident occurred at the Hale Wainani mailbox room, and students who reside in this building have been notified. These cases have been reported to the Honolulu Police Department.

If you have information about any of these incidents, or any of our other burglaries, you are encouraged to call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911 immediately. DPS would also like to emphasize the importance of not storing cash or valuable personal property in your office, even if locked.

DPS recommends:

  • If your office has a keypad or coded door, remember to change the code frequently – never give the code to unauthorized individuals. If possible, establish unique codes and ensure that the code is changed or deactivated if a person leaves employment or is no longer with your department.
  • Never keep cash or valuable personal property in your office, even if locked. If your office has valuable equipment, DPS recommends keeping it stored in a locked cabinet.
  • Always close and lock all doors and windows, even when taking quick trips away from home or your office.
  • To ensure access is limited only to those with permission, ensure that your department has a system for checking out and returning keys to any office areas.
  • 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.
  • If possible, install a security alarm or camera in any office that contains sensitive or valuable materials.
  • If you believe that your office or apartment has been entered, it is important for your safety that you do not enter the area. Immediately call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.
  • Contact us if you observe suspicious people, vehicles, or activity on campus. While the term "suspicious" may mean different things to different people, we urge our community to contact us even if they aren't sure whether or not something seems out of place. If you see something, say something by immediately calling DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911 so an officer can respond to check the location.

Burglary at Pope Lab (UH Mānoa)

Today, Thursday, December 26, a burglary was reported from Pope Laboratory at UH Mānoa. The incident took place between Monday, December 23 and today. A laptop computer belonging to a student was reported missing, and a report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

DPS would like to remind our community that if you see something, say something. This means calling DPS immediately should you see suspicious individuals on campus loitering in areas seemingly without legitimate business, peering into buildings after hours, looking into car windows, and/or sleeping in buildings.

It is important that our community is aware of these concerns so we can work together to maintain a safe campus community. If you have information on these incidents, please call DPS immediately at (808) 956-6911 and/or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

DPS would like to provide tips for keeping you and your property safe:

  • Contact us if you observe suspicious people, vehicles, or activity on campus. While the term "suspicious" may mean different things to different people, we urge our community to contact us even if they aren't sure whether or not something seems out of place. If you see something, say something by immediately calling DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911 so an officer can respond to check the location.
  • Should you witness a crime or other suspicious activity on campus, do not confront the individual. Please call DPS and/or HPD immediately so we may investigate.
  • Always close and lock all doors and windows, even when taking quick trips away from home or your office. Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • 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.
  • To ensure access is limited only to those with permission, ensure that your department has a system for checking out and returning keys to any office areas.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • If possible, install a security alarm at your residence or in any office that contains sensitive or valuable materials.
  • If your office has code or key card access, ensure that each person is given a unique card or code, and that codes or cards are deactivated or changed when the person leaves employment with your department.
  • If you believe that your office or apartment has been entered, it is important for your safety that you do not enter the area. Immediately call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Burglary at UH Mānoa Waʻahila (Faculty) Housing

Today, Wednesday, December 25, three storage units were burglarized at the Waʻahila Faculty Apartments at UH Mānoa. It is unknown if items were taken at this time. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

DPS would like to remind our community that if you see something, say something. This means calling DPS immediately should you see suspicious individuals on campus loitering in areas seemingly without legitimate business, peering into buildings after hours, looking into car windows, and/or sleeping in buildings.

It is important that our community is aware of these concerns so we can work together to maintain a safe campus community. If you have information on these incidents, please call DPS immediately at (808) 956-6911 and/or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

DPS would like to provide tips for keeping you and your property safe:

  • Contact us if you observe suspicious people, vehicles, or activity on campus. While the term "suspicious" may mean different things to different people, we urge our community to contact us even if they aren't sure whether or not something seems out of place. If you see something, say something by immediately calling DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911 so an officer can respond to check the location.
  • Should you witness a crime or other suspicious activity on campus, do not confront the individual. Please call DPS and/or HPD immediately so we may investigate.
  • If you plan to leave for the holidays, ask a friend or neighbor to watch over your home and/or property — this is a good practice regardless of whether or not you live on campus.
  • Always close and lock all doors and windows, even when taking quick trips away from home or your office. Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • 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.
  • To ensure access is limited only to those with permission, ensure that your department has a system for checking out and returning keys to any office areas.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • If possible, install a security alarm at your residence or in any office that contains sensitive or valuable materials.
  • If your office has code or key card access, ensure that each person is given a unique card or code, and that codes or cards are deactivated or changed when the person leaves employment with your department.
  • If you believe that your office or apartment has been entered, it is important for your safety that you do not enter the area. Immediately call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.