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Smoke at Kennedy Theater

Fire on Kennedy Theater roof has been extinguished; smoke filling theater and surrounding areas. Leave the area, do not enter, and close any windows in surrounding buildings. This will be our final update unless further information is needed.


UPDATE: TEST of UH Alert Communications & Lockdown Procedures Concluded

This concludes the test of the UHM integrated campus-wide UH ALERT emergency communications system.

In an actual emergency, you would be given instructions, updates and, ultimately, the final all-clear notification via emails and text messages (if you have signed up to receive emergency text alerts). Keep your emergency contact information up-to-date at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.

Emergency information, updates and the all-clear message would also be conveyed via the UHM home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/uhmanoa, and Twitter at http://twitter.com/UHManoa.

This TEST is conducted once each semester. If you are having technical trouble with UH ALERT, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.

In addition to signing up for UH Alert, we encourage our community to read through our Emergency Response Guidebook, which provides emergency response and evacuation procedures for a wide variety of incidents, including hurricanes, natural disasters, fires, active shooter incidents, bomb threats, civil disturbances, and more. Visit http://manoa.hawaii.edu/dps/PDFs/EmergencyResponseGuidebook.pdf to download this guide.

TEST of UH Alert Emergency Communications System & Lockdown Procedures

UH Alert - Test in ProgressThis is a TEST email of the UHM integrated campus-wide UH ALERT emergency communications system.

While it is not required, we hope that you will participate in this lockdown exercise. Please, please follow the instructions below:

  • Immediately lock the door and turn off the lights and any source of noise (radios, videos, etc). If you are outdoors, immediately enter the nearest building and shelter in place.
  • If possible, barricade the door with furniture. Take a few minutes with to review the active shooter section of the emergency response guidebook (as a group if you are with others): https://manoa.hawaii.edu/dps/PDFs/EmergencyResponseGuidebook.pdf. This guidebook provides emergency response and evacuation procedures for a wide variety of incidents, including hurricanes, natural disasters, fires, active shooter incidents, bomb threats, civil disturbances, and more.
  • Once you receive the "all clear" message that the drill has concluded, normal activities may resume.

In an actual emergency, you would be given instructions, updates and, ultimately, the final all-clear notification via emails and text messages (if you have signed up to receive emergency text alerts). Keep your emergency contact information up-to-date at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.

Emergency information, updates and the all-clear message would also be conveyed via the UHM home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/uhmanoa, and Twitter at http://twitter.com/UHManoa.

This TEST is conducted once each semester. If you are having technical trouble with UH ALERT, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.


UHM Emergency Exercise & UH Alert Communications Test Tomorrow

UH Manoa will conduct an integrated campus-wide test of its emergency communications capabilities tomorrow, Tuesday, August 20, between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (noon). This will be conducted in conjunction with a campus-wide lockdown/shelter-in-place exercise.

The exercise will include a law enforcement response within Les Murakami Stadium on lower campus at UH Mānoa. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other local law enforcement agencies will be on campus to participate. The goal of the exercise is to prepare students, employees, and local law enforcement in the event of a threatening situation on campus. Please continue reading for information on the minimal impact to campus operations.

The exercise will be initiated via the university emergency notification systems (UH Alert text message and email notification) which will be sent between approximately 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. The message will state, "(UHM) This is a TEST of the UHM integrated UH Alert emergency communications system. This is only a TEST." A follow-up message will be sent to indicate that the exercise has concluded.

While it is not required, we hope that you will participate in this lockdown exercise. Upon receiving the initial text message from DPS through UH Alert, please follow the guidelines below:

  • Immediately lock the door and turn off the lights and any source of noise (radios, videos, etc). If you are outdoors, immediately enter the nearest building and shelter in place.
  • If possible, barricade the door with furniture. Take a few minutes with to review the active shooter section of the emergency response guidebook (as a group if you are with others): https://manoa.hawaii.edu/dps/PDFs/EmergencyResponseGuidebook.pdf. This guidebook provides emergency response and evacuation procedures for a wide variety of incidents, including hurricanes, natural disasters, fires, active shooter incidents, bomb threats, civil disturbances, and more.
  • Once you receive the “all clear” message that the drill has concluded, normal activities may resume.

We are not expecting any impact to operations on upper campus, although there may be slight traffic delays in areas surrounding Les Murakami Stadium on lower campus. Parking will be impacted in small portions of Zone 18 parking near Les Murakami Stadium. Zone 20 parking will be open and we do not expect any issues with parking in that area. If you do not have business on lower campus other than parking, we ask that you avoid the area near the stadium.

UH ALERT TEXT MESSAGE PROCEDURES

During our exercise, the following will occur via the UH Alert emergency communication system:

  1. Test EMAIL messages will go out to all UH Mānoa (including JABSOM/UHCC) students, faculty, staff and vicinity contacts.
  2. Test TEXT messages will be sent to those who have signed up to receive emergency TEXT messages at www.hawaii.edu/alert
  3. The UH Mānoa home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu and social media accounts will be updated to reflect the test.

All members of the UH Mānoa community are urged to sign up to receive emergency TEXT alerts (if you have not already done so) by going online to the website at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.

If you have already signed up, log in at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert to ensure that your contact information is current. You may test your cell phone information by sending a test message from the website to your phone. If you are having technical trouble with UH Alert, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.

Thank you in advance of the August 20, 2019 lockdown exercise and test of UH Alert.

UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety is thankful for your support. Please direct any questions or concerns to our department at dpschief@hawaii.edu.


UHM Emergency Exercise & UH Alert Communications Test Next Tues

UH Mānoa will conduct an integrated campus-wide test of its emergency communications capabilities next Tuesday, August 20, between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (noon). This will be conducted in conjunction with a campus-wide lockdown/shelter-in-place exercise.

The exercise will include a law enforcement response within Les Murakami Stadium on lower campus at UH Mānoa. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other local law enforcement agencies will be on campus to participate. The goal of the exercise is to prepare students, employees, and local law enforcement in the event of a threatening situation on campus. Please continue reading for information on the minimal impact to campus operations.

The exercise will be initiated via the university emergency notification systems (UH Alert text message and email notification) which will be sent between approximately 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. The message will state, "(UHM) This is a TEST of the UHM integrated UH Alert emergency communications system. This is only a TEST." A follow-up message will be sent to indicate that the exercise has concluded.

While it is not required, we hope that you will participate in this lockdown exercise. Upon receiving the initial text message from DPS through UH Alert, please follow the guidelines below:

  • Immediately lock the door and turn off the lights and any source of noise (radios, videos, etc). If you are outdoors, immediately enter the nearest building and shelter in place.
  • If possible, barricade the door with furniture. Take a few minutes with to review the active shooter section of the emergency response guidebook (as a group if you are with others): https://manoa.hawaii.edu/dps/PDFs/EmergencyResponseGuidebook.pdf. This guidebook provides emergency response and evacuation procedures for a wide variety of incidents, including hurricanes, natural disasters, fires, active shooter incidents, bomb threats, civil disturbances, and more.
  • Once you receive the “all clear” message that the drill has concluded, normal activities may resume.

We are not expecting any impact to operations on upper campus, although there may be slight traffic delays in areas surrounding Les Murakami Stadium on lower campus. Parking will be impacted in small portions of Zone 18 parking near Les Murakami Stadium. Zone 20 parking will be open and we do not expect any issues with parking in that area. If you do not have business on lower campus other than parking, we ask that you avoid the area near the stadium.

UH ALERT TEXT MESSAGE PROCEDURES

During our exercise, the following will occur via the UH Alert emergency communication system:

  1. Test EMAIL messages will go out to all UH Mānoa (including JABSOM/UHCC) students, faculty, staff and vicinity contacts.
  2. Test TEXT messages will be sent to those who have signed up to receive emergency TEXT messages at www.hawaii.edu/alert
  3. The UH Mānoa home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu and social media accounts will be updated to reflect the test.

All members of the UH Mānoa community are urged to sign up to receive emergency TEXT alerts (if you have not already done so) by going online to the website at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.

If you have already signed up, log in at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert to ensure that your contact information is current. You may test your cell phone information by sending a test message from the website to your phone. If you are having technical trouble with UH Alert, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.

Thank you in advance of the August 20, 2019 lockdown exercise and test of UH Alert.

UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety is thankful for your support. Please direct any questions or concerns to our department at dpschief@hawaii.edu.


DPS Seeking Participants for Upcoming Active Shooter Exercise

Dear UH Mānoa Faculty, Staff and Students,
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) will conduct a campus wide lockdown/shelter-in-place training exercise on Tuesday, August 20 between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The exercise will also include a law enforcement response within Murakami Stadium on lower campus at UH Mānoa. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other local law enforcement agencies will be on campus to participate. The goal of the exercise is to prepare students, employees, and local law enforcement in the event of a campus emergency that requires lockdown or shelter-in-place.

While we plan to provide more information about the exercise as the date approaches, DPS is seeking current UH Mānoa students and employees who wish to volunteer to participate as victims, witnesses, and bystanders for the scenario. Your participation gives first responders and law enforcement a realistic opportunity to practice with actual people in the area during the exercise. If you are interested in participating, please read the following information carefully:

Participants should expect to attend the exercise at Murakami Stadium between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Tuesday, August 20, although some participants may be released before noon (depending on your assigned role).

If you are interested in participating, you must attend one of our upcoming Active Shooter Awareness & Response training sessions offered throughout the month of July and early August (see links below). Space is limited, so you must register for a course in order to attend. Even if you decide not to participate in the exercise, you can still attend the Active Shooter Awareness & Response Training. If you do not attend one of these sessions, you will not be permitted to participate in the exercise. Even if you have taken this training in the past, you must do so again, as this particular training session will include specific information about the exercise and a safety briefing so all participants can know what to expect.

PLEASE NOTE: All participants must be a current student or employee of UH Mānoa, and to ensure the safety of all, no exceptions will be made. STUDENTS must bring a current UH ID to the training and the exercise to participate. For EMPLOYEES, we understand that some employees do not have an employee ID - we will verify employment through your department, but if you have a UH or department ID, please bring it with you to speed up the process. We will not allow any recording devices or cameras during the training, debriefing, or exercise.

Active Shooter Awareness & Response Training and Exercise Brief (click on the corresponding link to register):

UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety is thankful for your support, and we hope that you will join us. Please direct any questions about these training sessions to srice@hawaii.edu.


Vehicle Robbery near John A. Burns School of Medicine in Kakaʻako

Today, Tuesday, June 4, a robbery of a vehicle was reported from this past weekend, near John A. Burns School of Medicine in the Kakaʻako area. The incident occurred at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, on Ilalo Street. As the victim opened the vehicle's passenger door to retrieve items, they noticed an unknown male sitting in the driver’s seat of their vehicle. The male quickly drove off in the vehicle, leaving the victim behind and causing her to fall. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police. There is no suspect description at this time, but the vehicle was later recovered.

This notification is to serve as a reminder for safety tips and services available to members of our campus community. If you are the victim or witness of a crime on campus, 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 contact your Human Resources representative, who can direct you to any counseling services which may be available through your Employee Assistance Program.

Although the victim is never at fault, prioritizing one's personal safety is recommended. Here are a few tips from DPS that can help you to stay safe:

  • 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 particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative.
  • Keep any valuables in your vehicle out of sight and/or locked away. If possible, do not keep valuable items unattended in your vehicle.
  • Utilize safe campus transportation resources. On main UH Mānoa campus, call (808) 956-SAFE (7233) for our Safety Escort Service, which is available 7 days a week, from dusk until dawn. If you are a student or employee at JABSOM or UH Cancer Center, you can call (808) 586-3015 (UHCC) or (808) 692-0911 (JABSOM) to request a safety escort to your vehicle.
  • 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.

Burglary of Mechanical Room (Basement) at Bilger Hall

Yesterday, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, a burglary was reported from a mechanical room in the basement of Bilger Hall. The burglary occurred between the afternoon of Thursday, May 23 and 4:30 p.m. yesterday, May 28, 2019. Entry was made by prying the door open, and tools and equipment were reported stolen. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police. 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 wants to remind those with storage sheds and unoccupied storage rooms to secure these areas, especially during the summer when these areas may not be used or checked as often. Here are a few tips that may help to ensure a secured storage area:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Always ensure that your office or storage area is locked, even if you only plan to be away for a few minutes. Never leave an unlocked storage area or office unattended.
  • Install a locking bar to span the front of any storage shed, ensuring that it spans all doors on the shed. There are many locking bar options which are easy to install and can be found online.
  • If your shed or storage area has windows with a screen or jealousies, consider installing a secure window that cannot easily be cut or removed. Use a high-quality lock that cannot easily be compromised by bolt cutters.
  • Consider installing security cameras or alarms on any storage areas, especially if they are not visited or seen every day.
  • Regularly check on storage areas — sometimes DPS receives reports of burglaries from sheds that have not been checked for several days or weeks, making the time of the burglary difficult to determine.
  • If multiple people have access to a storage room or unit, ensure that everyone follows the same protocols for keeping the area secure.
  • Keep an inventory of items in the storage unit and be sure to update the list each time something is removed or replaced. Keep serial numbers of any higher-priced items or equipment, to ensure that property can be returned to you if recovered. Even better, avoid storing expensive items in an outdoor storage shed. If possible, store these items indoors in a secured room.
  • 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.
  • If you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual wandering in an area without legitimate business, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Burglary at Mauka Faculty Kauʻiokahaloa Nui Apartments

Today, Saturday, May 18, 2019, a burglary was reported involving an apartment at the Mauka Faculty Kauʻiokahaloa Nui Apartments. The burglary occurred between 12:00 p.m. and 10:50 p.m. yesterday, May 17, 2019. Entry was made through a window. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police. 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.

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office. If you live in a residence hall, always ensure that your door is secure when you exit the room, even if only for a few minutes.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight,and/or locked away.
  • If you lose the key to your home or apartment, notify your landlord immediately for possible lock change. If you are a resident of Student Housing at UH Mānoa, report a lost or stolen key immediately so the old key can be deactivated and a new key can be issued.
  • If you live in a residence hall, do not let anyone into the building. At UH Mānoa, all residents have keys and should access the building with their key. Any guests should enter the building with their resident host and be accompanied by their host at all times.
  • 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.

TEST of UH Alert emergency communications system

10:49 a.m. UPDATE: TEST of UH Alert emergency communications concluded

This concludes the test of the UHM integrated campus-wide UH ALERT emergency communications system.

10:23 a.m.: TEST of UH Alert emergency communications system

This is a TEST of the UHM integrated campus-wide UH ALERT emergency communications system.

In an actual emergency, you would be given instructions, updates and, ultimately, the final all-clear notification via emails and text messages (if you have signed up to receive emergency text alerts). Keep your emergency contact information up-to-date at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.

Emergency information, updates and the all-clear message would also be conveyed via the UHM home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/uhmanoa, and Twitter at http://twitter.com/UHManoaNews.

This TEST is conducted once each semester (this is the spring 2019 test). If you are having technical trouble with UH ALERT, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.

In addition to signing up for UH Alert, we encourage our community to read through our Emergency Response Guidebook, which provides emergency response and evacuation procedures for a wide variety of incidents, including hurricanes, natural disasters, fires, active shooter incidents, bomb threats, civil disturbances, and more. Visit https://manoa.hawaii.edu/dps/PDFs/EmergencyResponseGuidebook.pdf to download this guide.


Campus will test UH Alert emergency communications tomorrow

UH Mānoa will conduct an integrated campus-wide test of its emergency communications capabilities tomorrow, Thursday, April 11, between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (noon).

The following will occur:

  • Test EMAIL messages will go out to all UH Mānoa (including JABSOM/UHCC) students, faculty, staff and vicinity contacts.
  • Test TEXT messages will be sent to those who have signed up to receive emergency TEXT messages at www.hawaii.edu/alert.
  • The UH Mānoa home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu and social media accounts will be updated to reflect the test.

All members of the UH Mānoa community are urged to sign up to receive emergency TEXT alerts (if you have not already done so) by going online to the website at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert. If you have already signed up, log in at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date. You may test your cell phone information by sending a test message from the website to your phone. If you are having technical trouble with UH Alert, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.

In addition to signing up for UH Alert, we encourage our community to read through our Emergency Response Guidebook, which provides emergency response and evacuation procedures for a wide variety of incidents, including hurricanes, natural disasters, fires, active shooter incidents, bomb threats, civil disturbances, and more. Visit https://manoa.hawaii.edu/dps/PDFs/EmergencyResponseGuidebook.pdf to download this guide.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation during the Aprill 11, 2019 test of UH Alert.


String of Moped Thefts on UH Mānoa Campus

UH Mānoa has experienced a recent string of five moped thefts over the past 30 days. These thefts took place in multiple locations on campus, including 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 inadequately locked. These mopeds have been reported stolen with HPD.

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 Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. 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 https://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.
  • 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 https://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.

Robbery of Home at UH Mānoa Faculty Housing

3:09 p.m. UPDATE to Robbery of Home at UH Mānoa Faculty Housing Update to Robbery reported from the Kauʻiokahaloa Iki Faculty Housing complex in MĀnoa Valley:

Residents of the apartment interrupted an active burglary. Two suspects - only one suspect description available: male, unknown ethnicity, 5'4", 160 lbs, wearing a baseball cap, green long sleeved shirt and long pants. Both suspects had dark-colored masks covering lower part of face, with eyes exposed. Entry was made through jealousies that were removed from a window. No weapons were seen, but a verbal threat was made as suspects were chased away.

It is believed that both suspects have left the area, but we encourage residents to remain cautious. Call HPD at 911 with information.

This will be our final update on this incident.

2:27 p.m. - Initial Message Robbery reported from the Kauʻiokahaloa Iki Faculty Housing complex in MĀnoa Valley. Two possible suspects seen fleeing the area on a moped, wearing black masks. More information to come. Call HPD at 911 with information.


Several Burglaries Reported Over Holiday at UH Mānoa

Over the holiday, four separate burglary incidents were reported to DPS:

One burglary was reported to have occurred at Waʻahila Faculty Housing, and occurred on Monday, March 25 between 8:30am and 10:00pm. Entry was forced through a locked door, and items were missing from the apartment. This case is currently under investigation through the Honolulu Police Department.

A separate burglary incident was reported from the Hale Wainani F mail room after packages were discovered missing. The burglary occurred at 4:50am on Sunday, March 24. The suspect in this incident is described as a male individual wearing a black long sleeved pullover shirt, tan shorts, black shoes, and black socks. There were no signs of forced entry. This case is currently under investigation through the Honolulu Police Department. If you saw a person matching our description during this timeframe, please contact us at the number below.

Another burglary incident was reported from a storage area at Hawaiian Studies. The bottom panel of a door was forcibly removed and the door was found ajar. The timeframe of this incident is unknown, but the damage to the door was first noticed on Tuesday, March 26. The case is currently under investigation through the Honolulu Police Department.

Finally, a fourth burglary was reported today, Wednesday, March 27 from an office in Wist Hall. Entry to the office was not forced, and equipment was reported missing. This burglary occurred between 2:45pm on March 13th and 9:45am this morning. This case is currently under investigation through the Honolulu Police Department.

While this is a concerning increase in burglary incidents, these incidents are not believed to be connected to each other. If you have any 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.

With the recent uptick in burglaries, DPS recommends:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • 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.

DPS Seeking Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspect

The man depicted in these photos is a person of interest to the UHM Department of Public Safety. If you know the identity of this person, you are asked to call UHM DPS at (808) 956-6911. The man pictured is believed to be involved in a burglary at Marine Science Building on Wednesday, March 20.

Photo of burglary suspect entering officeThe first photo shows a camera image of the suspect entering the office area. The second photo is of the same man walking to the camera and turning it around.

Photo of burglary suspect walking to camera to turn it around

It is unknown at this time how the suspect was able to gain entry.
DPS recommends the following measures:

  • If you know the identity of the person in the photo, please call DPS immediately at (808) 956-6911.
  • If you have an office, especially in Marine Science Building, please carefully check your office area for any missing items or signs of disturbance. If you find that your office is disturbed, please call the phone number above.

In addition to these measures, here are a few tips for preventing a burglary of your office:

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even when taking quick trips away from your office.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • To report suspicious people, vehicles, or activity on campus, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

String of Storage Shed Burglaries on UH Mānoa Campus

UH Mānoa has experienced a recent string of burglaries from storage sheds on UH Mānoa campus. In each case, there were signs of forced entry to the storage unit(s), including cut padlocks, bent doors, or cut screens, which were used to enter the structure. In some cases (not all), items were stolen. DPS wants to remind those with storage sheds and unoccupied storage rooms to secure these areas.Here are a few tips that may help to ensure a secured storage area:

  • Always ensure that your storage shed or room is locked, even if you only plan to be away for a few minutes. Never leave an unlocked storage area unattended.
  • Install a locking bar to span the front of your storage shed, ensuring that it spans all doors on the shed. There are many locking bar options which are easy to install and can be found online.
  • If your shed or storage area has windows with a screen or jealousies, consider installing a secure window that cannot easily be cut or removed.
  • Use a high-quality lock that cannot easily be compromised by bolt cutters.
  • Consider installing security cameras or alarms on any storage areas, especially if they are not visited or seen every day.
  • Regularly check on storage areas – sometimes DPS receives reports of burglaries from sheds that have not been checked for several days or weeks, making the time of the burglary difficult to determine.
  • If multiple people have access to a storage room or unit, ensure that everyone follows the same protocols for keeping the area secure.
  • Keep an inventory of items in the storage unit and be sure to update the list each time something is removed or replaced.
  • Keep serial numbers of any higher-priced items or equipment, to ensure that property can be returned to you if recovered. Even better, avoid storing expensive items in an outdoor storage shed. If possible, store these items indoors in a secured room.
  • If you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual wandering in an area without legitimate business, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

HPD Apprehends Man on Campus

HPD apprehends car theft suspect near UH Mānoa Law School. There is no threat to campus; man was not armed. Police believe vehicle was found near College Hill and suspect ran towards campus before being apprehended by Honolulu Police.


Preventing Moped & Bike Theft Over Winter Break

UH Mānoa 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 https://manoa.hawaii.edu/dps/biketheft.html.

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

Mahalo,
UH Mānoa 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 Mānoa 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.

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

Photo of second male suspect watching area, with bolt cutters in background
Photo above 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 9-1-1.

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 Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. 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 https://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 Mānoa 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 https://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 Mānoa

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:

  • Complexion/possible ethnicity (as described by witness): Asian
  • 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 Mānoa 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 Mānoa Campus

UH Mānoa 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 Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. 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 https://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 Mānoa 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 https://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 Mānoa. 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 Mānoa 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 Mānoa. 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 Mānoa 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 Mānoa Campus

UH Mānoa 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 Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. 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 https://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 Mānoa 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 https://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!

Emergency Preparedness Fair Poster: Thursday, September 27, 6pm-8pm, Hale Aloha Courtyard. Campus & Community Organizations, Personal Health & Safety, Sprinkler Demonstration, Natuaral Disaster Prep, and Raffles!
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.

TEST of UH Alert emergency communications system

10:17 a.m. UPDATE: UHM - TEST of UH Alert emergency communications concluded. This concludes the test of the UHM integrated campus-wide UH ALERT emergency communications system.

9:10 a.m.: UHM - TEST of UH Alert emergency communications system

In an actual emergency, you would be given instructions, updates and, ultimately, the final all-clear notification via emails and text messages (if you have signed up to receive emergency text alerts). Keep your emergency contact information up-to-date at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.

Emergency information, updates and the all-clear message would also be conveyed via the UHM home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/, emergency phone hotline at (808) 956-0001, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/uhmanoa, and Twitter at http://twitter.com/UHManoaNews.

This TEST is conducted once each semester (this is the Spring 2018 test). If you are having technical trouble with UH ALERT, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.

In addition to signing up for UH Alert, we encourage our community to read through our Emergency Response Guidebook, which provides emergency response and evacuation procedures for a wide variety of incidents, including hurricanes, natural disasters, fires, active shooter incidents, bomb threats, civil disturbances, and more. Visit https://manoa.hawaii.edu/dps/PDFs/EmergencyResponseGuidebook.pdf to download this guide.


Campus will test UH Alert emergency communications tomorrow

UH Mānoa will conduct an integrated campus-wide test of its emergency communications capabilities tomorrow, Friday, July 13, between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (noon).

The following will occur:

  • Test EMAIL messages will go out to all UH Mānoa (including JABSOM/UHCC) students, faculty, staff and vicinity contacts.
  • Test TEXT messages will be sent to those who have signed up to receive emergency TEXT messages at www.hawaii.edu/alert.
  • The UH Mānoa home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu, social media accounts, and UH emergency hotline at 956-0001 will be updated to reflect the test.

All members of the UH Mānoa community are urged to sign up to receive emergency TEXT alerts (if you have not already done so) by going online to the website at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert. If you have already signed up, log in at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date. You may test your cell phone information by sending a test message from the website to your phone. If you are having technical trouble with UH Alert, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.

In addition to signing up for UH Alert, we encourage our community to read through our Emergency Response Guidebook, which provides emergency response and evacuation procedures for a wide variety of incidents, including hurricanes, natural disasters, fires, active shooter incidents, bomb threats, civil disturbances, and more. Visit https://manoa.hawaii.edu/dps/PDFs/EmergencyResponseGuidebook.pdf to download this guide.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation during the July 13, 2018 test of UH Alert.


String of Moped Thefts on UH Mānoa Campus

UH Mānoa has experienced a recent string of five moped thefts over the past 30 days. These thefts took place in multiple locations on campus, including 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 inadequately locked. These mopeds have been reported stolen with HPD.

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 Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. 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 https://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.
  • 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 https://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.

Moped Theft from moped rack between Law School and Law Library

Today, Monday- January 08, 2018 a moped was reported stolen from UH Mānoa. The moped was reported as stolen on Monday-January 08, 2018 between 3:30 pm- 7:40 pm.

The moped is described as a 2015 Black SYM DD 50 moped, Lic: Z49088.

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 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Motorcycle Theft near Hale Lokelani

Yesterday, Tuesday, January 2, 2018, a motorcycle was reported stolen. It was taken from the Hale Lokelani motorcycle/moped racks. It was last seen when parked on Saturday, 12/16/17. A police report was filed with Honolulu Police.

Motorcycle description: 2016, white, Honda, CBR 500R
License: 819 XPB

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 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Thefts at Wist Hall and Hale Lokelani

Today, Friday, December 29, 2017 two mopeds were reported stolen at UH Mānoa. The first moped was reported as stolen from Wist Hall sometime between 5 PM December 19th and 6:50 PM December 21st. This moped is described as a Green, Sanyang. License plate A03660.

The second moped reported stolen was parked at the Hale Lokelani moped rack between 7 PM December 28th and 9 AM December 29th. This moped is described as a White, Pronto. License plate HB086012.

Reports have been filed with Honolulu Police. This is the second reported moped theft in eight days.

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 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft at Hawaiian Studies

Today, Friday, December 15, 2017 at 2:50 p.m., UHM DPS received a report of a moped theft that occurred at the Hawaiian Studies, Dole Street moped rack. The moped was parked at 12:00 p.m. and discovered missing at 12:26 p.m.

The description of the moped is a black, Zummer, license number Z-31430.

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 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

TEST of UH Alert Emergency Communications System

10:33 am UPDATE: TEST of UH Alert emergency communications completed

This CONCLUDES the TEST email of the UHM integrated campus-wide UH ALERT emergency communications system.

In an actual emergency, you would be given instructions, updates and, ultimately, the final all-clear notification via emails and text messages (if you have signed up to receive emergency text alerts). Keep your emergency contact information up-to-date at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.

Emergency information, updates and the all-clear message would also be conveyed via the UHM home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/, emergency phone hotline at (808) 956-0001, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/uhmanoa, and Twitter at http://twitter.com/UHManoaNews.

This TEST is conducted once each semester (this is the FALL 2017 test). If you are having technical trouble with UH ALERT, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.


10:05 am: (UH Alert) TEST of UH Alert emergency communications

This is a TEST email of the UHM integrated campus-wide UH ALERT emergency communications system.

In an actual emergency, you would be given instructions, updates and, ultimately, the final all-clear notification via emails and text messages (if you have signed up to receive emergency text alerts). Keep your emergency contact information up-to-date at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.

Emergency information, updates and the all-clear message would also be conveyed via the UHM home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/, emergency phone hotline at (808) 956-0001, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/uhmanoa, and Twitter at http://twitter.com/UHManoaNews.

This TEST is conducted once each semester (this is the FALL 2017 test). If you are having technical trouble with UH ALERT, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.


Moped Theft at HELP Portables

Last evening, Tuesday, December 5, 2017, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near the Hawai'i English Language Program (HELP) Portables on Lower Campus at UH Mānoa between 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a silver 2015 SYM DD50, license plate A03691. It was secured with a Kryptonite chain and a Bell lock thru the rear tire and attached to the moped rack.

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 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Campus will test UH Alert emergency communications next Wednesday

UH Mānoa will conduct an integrated campus-wide test of its emergency communications capabilities next Wednesday, December 6, 2017, between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

The following will occur:

  1. Test EMAIL messages will go out to all students, faculty, staff and vicinity contacts.
  2. Test TEXT messages will be sent to those who have signed up to receive emergency TEXT messages at www.hawaii.edu/alert.
  3. The UH Mānoa home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu, social media accounts, and UH emergency hotline at 956-0001 will be updated to reflect the test.

All members of the UH Mānoa community are urged to sign up to receive emergency TEXT alerts (if you have not already done so by going online to the website at www.hawaii.edu/alert.

If you have already signed up, log in at www.hawaii.edu/alert to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date. You may test your cell phone information by sending a test message from the website to your phone. If you are having technical trouble with UH Alert, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.

Thank you in advance of the December 6, 2017 test of UH Alert.

Burglary at UH Mānoa George Hall

Today, Thursday, November 2, 2017, a burglary was reported at a 3rd floor office of George Hall, 2560 Campus Road, at UH Mānoa. The crime occurred between 5 p.m. on October 25th and this morning at 9:00 a.m. Forced entry was made by an unknown suspect who stole money. The case is currently under investigation by the Honolulu Police Department.

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.

Tips from DPS:

The following suggestions may help to reduce the possibility of experiencing a burglary, or may improve opportunities to receive prompt assistance:
  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • To report suspicious people, suspicious vehicles and illegal or unusual activity, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Moped Theft near Architecture Building

This afternoon, Wednesday, November 1, 2017, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the Zone 2 parking area next to the Architecture Building and George Hall, off University Avenue, between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. today.

The moped is described as a Black GTX. Registration number is unknown at this time.

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 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft at Sinclair Library

This evening, Friday, October 27, 2017 a student reported their moped stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking rack at Sinclair Library at UH Mānoa between 1:20 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. today. A report will be filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a silver 2012 SMC, license plate A05103. The moped was secured with a chain lock through the rack.

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 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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 UH Mānoa Krauss Hall

Today, October 1, 2017 a burglary was reported to UHM Department of Public Safety. A window was removed to gain entry. The break-in occurred between Friday, 9/29/17 at 5 p.m. and 10:45 a.m. today.

No items are reported missing 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.

Tips from DPS:

The following suggestions may help to reduce the possibility of experiencing a burglary, or may improve opportunities to receive prompt assistance:
  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • To report suspicious people, suspicious vehicles and illegal or unusual activity, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Motor Vehicle Theft at Henke Hall Construction

Today, September 27, 2017, UHM DPS received a report of a motor vehicle theft fronting the construction site at 1800 East West Road. The vehicle was last seen at 12:00 p.m. and discovered missing at 3:15 p.m.

The vehicle is described as a white, 2010 Ford E150 van, license plate 852 TTN.

Honolulu Police report is being filed.

Please notify the UH Mānoa 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 areas that are well-lighted.
  • 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, and/or trying door handles, or wandering in an area without legitimate business, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Burglary at Shidler College of Business

Today, Thursday, September 21, 2017, a burglary was reported to DPS that occurred in a locked 3rd floor office of Shidler College of Business, 2404 Maile Way, at UH Mānoa. The burglary, which involved the theft of cash funds, occurred between the evening of September 16, 2017 and 2:30 p.m. yesterday, September 20, 2017. The case is currently under investigation by the Honolulu Police Department. 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.

Tips from DPS:

The following suggestions may help to reduce the possibility of experiencing a burglary, or may improve opportunities to receive prompt assistance:
  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • To report suspicious people, suspicious vehicles and illegal or unusual activity, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Moped Theft near Hawaiian Studies

Today at 7:58 p.m., UHM DPS received moped theft report. The moped was parked at the Center for Hawaiian Studies moped rack. The moped was last seen locked today at 10:00 a.m. and discovered missing tonight at 7:40 p.m.

The moped is described as a Tan, 2017 Baodiao moped License: A3186 VIN: LZBB9NCA5HB209003. A report has been filed with the Honolulu Police.

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 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft at John A. Burns School of Medicine

Last evening, Wednesday, September 13, 2017, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the Biological Sciences Building, John A. Burns School of Medicine, 700 Ilalo Street (Kaka'ako) from the Lot B moped rack between 5:00 p.m. and 9:28 p.m. The moped was secured with a chain and lock. A report will be filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a bright neon green Pronto with an LED headlight and a decal directly below the headlight.

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 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • 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.

UPDATE: Stolen Vehicle Recovered (July 16, 2017 Vehicle Theft at Lyon Arboretum)

Yesterday, Wednesday, September 6, 2017, an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) was recovered by HPD. The recovered vehicle was reported as stolen from Lyon Arboretum (UH Mānoa property) on Sunday, July 16, 2017.

Please notify the UH Mānoa 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.
  • If your vehicle is equipped with an alarm system, activate it each time you leave the vehicle unattended.
  • When possible, park in areas that are well-lighted.
  • If you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around vehicles, peering into vehicles, and/or trying door handles, or wandering in an area without legitimate business, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Moped Theft near Moore Hall

This morning, Monday, August 21, 2017, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Moore Hall at UH Mānoa between 8:30 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

Photo of missing mopedThe moped is described as a matt black 2016 Pronto with a broken left tail light. The license plate is unknown at this time.

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 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Attempted Break-In at Hale Wainani Maintenance storage room

Today. Monday, August 7, 2017 DPS received a report of an attempted break-in at a Hale Wainani maintenance storage room. The incident occurred between Saturday, 8/6/17 at 12:30 p.m and today, at 6:30 a.m. Honolulu Police is investigating.

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:

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office. If you live in a residence hall, always ensure that your door is secure when you exit the room, even if only for a few minutes.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • If you lose the key to your home or apartment, notify your landlord immediately for possible lock change. If you are a resident of Student Housing at UH Mānoa, report a lost or stolen key immediately so the old key can be deactivated and a new key can be issued.
  • If you live in a residence hall, do not let anyone into the building. At UH Mānoa, all residents have keys and should access the building with their key. Any guests should enter the building with their resident host and be accompanied by their host at all times.
  • 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.

Moped Theft near Hale Aloha

This morning, Friday, July 28, 2017, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Hale Aloha at UH Mānoa between 6:20 p.m. yesterday, July 27 and 10:00 a.m. today.

The moped is described as a silver 2014 JACO, no license plate information available.

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 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft at Gateway House

This morning, Thursday, July 27, 2017, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area next to Gateway House, 2563 Dole St. on the Mānoa campus between 4:30 p.m. yesterday, July 26, 2017 and 6:08 a.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a white 2014 Ningbo, license plate W51302.

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 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Motor Vehicle Theft at Lyon Arboretum

Today, Sunday July 16, 2017, an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) was reported stolen. The theft took place at Lyon Arboretum (UH Mānoa property) between 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The ATV is described as a green Polaris Ranger 4x4.

Please notify the UH Mānoa 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 areas that are well-lighted.
  • 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, and/or trying door handles, or wandering in an area without legitimate business, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Burglary at Kauʻiokahaloa Iki Apartments

Today, Sunday July 16, a burglary was reported at the Kauʻiokahaloa Iki apartments (University Housing) at UH Mānoa. The burglary occurred between 4:00 p.m. yesterday, Saturday July 15 and 9:00 a.m. this morning. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police. There is no suspect description at this time and no property appears to have been taken.

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:

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office. If you live in a residence hall, always ensure that your door is secure when you exit the room, even if only for a few minutes.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • If you lose the key to your home or apartment, notify your landlord immediately for possible lock change.
  • If you are a resident of Student Housing at UH Mānoa, report a lost or stolen key immediately so the old key can be deactivated and a new key can be issued.
  • If you live in a residence hall, do not let anyone into the building. At UH Mānoa, all residents have keys and should access the building with their key. Any guests should enter the building with their resident host and be accompanied by their host at all times.
  • 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.

Attempted Burglary at Hale Wainani

Today, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, an attempted burglary was reported from a maintenance room at Hale Wainani at UH Mānoa. The attempted burglary occurred sometime between 3:30 p.m. yesterday, Monday July 10 and 6:30 a.m. noon 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 Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) at 911.

DPS recommends:

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office. If you live in a residence hall, always ensure that your door is secure when you exit the room, even if only for a few minutes.
  • 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.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • If you lose the key to your home or apartment, notify your landlord immediately for possible lock change.
  • If you are a resident of Student Housing at UH Mānoa, report a lost or stolen key immediately so the old key can be deactivated and a new key can be issued.
  • If you live in a residence hall, do not let anyone into the building. At UH Mānoa, all residents have keys and should access the building with their key. Any guests should enter the building with their resident host and be accompanied by their host at all times.
  • 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.

Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft at Spalding Hall

Today, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, an attempted theft of a UH golf cart was reported. The theft attempt took place Spalding Hall at UH Mānoa between 2:30 p.m yesterday, Monday July 10 and 8:00 a.m. this morning. While the golf cart was not stolen, there were signs of ignition tampering. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

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

DPS recommends:

  • Do not leave valuables inside a vehicle or unattended.
  • Lock your vehicle and close all windows every time you leave your vehicle, even if only for a few minutes.
  • If your vehicle is equipped with an alarm system, activate it each time you leave the vehicle unattended.
  • When possible, park in areas that are well-lighted.
  • If you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around vehicles, peering into vehicles, and/or trying door handles, or wandering in an area without legitimate business, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Commencement Information for Lei Vendors

UH Mānoa understands the importance and significance of the use of the lei for graduates during the commencement ceremonies. However, all lei vendors must be approved prior to selling on campus. If a vendor is not registered and approved for the event, it is considered unlawful business on University of Hawai'i property. To register as a commencement vendor, please follow the procedures below::

  1. Obtain a GE License - http://tax.hawaii.gov/geninfo/get/
  2. Contact the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa commencement office at 956-GRAD or graduate@hawaii.edu to get on the lei vendor mailing list.
  3. Lei vendor applications are mailed in October (Fall ceremony) and March (Spring ceremony).
  4. Apply to be a lei vendor each semester. A lottery is held for 20 vendors to sell lei, balloons or bouquets on the day of the graduation ceremonies.

Unfortunately, all 20 vendor spaces have been claimed, so there are no additional spaces left for the commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13.

Thank you for your cooperation,
Chief Randall West, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Public Safety


Attempted Robbery on Dole Street

Yesterday, Saturday, May 6, 2017, an attempted robbery occurred at UH Mānoa. The incident took place shortly after 2:00 p.m. yesterday on Dole Street near the School of Hawaiian Knowledge. An unknown male approached a student, grabbed her bag and asked for money. The student declined so the suspect fled East on Dole Street. No weapon was used in this incident. This case is believed to have occurred shortly after the robbery that was reported yesterday on East-West Road. DPS and Honolulu Police are aware of the identity of the subject, but cannot release his name at this time. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The male suspect is described by the witness as:

  • Complexion/possible ethnicity (as described by witness): Asian
  • Age: 20
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 155 lbs
  • Hair: Black
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Build: Medium
  • Clothing: gray shirt, gray sweatpants, and black baseball cap

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.

Safety tips from 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 particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative
  • Keep rooms locked at all times
  • 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.

Robbery on East-West Road

This afternoon, Saturday, May 6, 2017, a robbery was reported at UH Mānoa. The incident took place at approximately 2:00 p.m. this afternoon on East-West Road near Lincoln Hall. An unknown male approached a student, shoved the student and asked for money. The student declined so the suspect took the student's slippers and fled towards Dole Street. No weapon was used in this incident. DPS and Honolulu Police are aware of the identity of the subject, but cannot release his name at this time. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The male suspect is described by the witness as:

  • Complexion/possible ethnicity (as described by witness): Asian
  • Age: 20
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 155 lbs
  • Hair: Black
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Build: Medium
  • Clothing: gray shirt, gray sweatpants, and black baseball cap

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.

Safety tips from 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 particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative
  • Keep rooms locked at all times
  • 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.

Burglary at Hale Aloha Mokihana

Today, Monday, May 1, 2017, a burglary was reported involving an unoccupied room at the Hale Aloha Mokihana student housing at UH Mānoa. The burglary occurred between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00pm. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police. 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:

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even when taking quick trips away from home or your office. If you live in a residence hall, always ensure that your door is secure when you exit the room, even if only for a few minutes.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • If you lose the key to your home or apartment, notify your landlord immediately for possible lock change. If you are a resident of Student Housing at UH Mānoa, report a lost or stolen key immediately so the old key can be deactivated and a new key can be issued.
  • If you live in a residence hall, do not let anyone into the building. At UH Mānoa, all residents have keys and should access the building with their key. Any guests should enter the building with their resident host and be accompanied by their host at all times.
  • 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 9-1-1.

Moped Theft near Hale Noelani

Today, Saturday, April 8, 2017, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Hale Noelani at UH Mānoa between 3:45 p.m. and 8:55 p.m.today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a 2014 Black Zhong Pronto License: A03039.

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 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft near Hale Aloha

Today, Sunday, April 2, 2017, a motorcycle was reported stolen. The theft took place at the parking area near Hale Aloha at UH Mānoa between 2:30 p.m. yesterday, Saturday, April 1 and 11:30 a.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The motorcycle is described as a red 2001 Yamaha, license plate 818XPE.

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 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft near Hale Kahawai

Today, Friday, March 31, 2017, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Hale Kahawai at UH Mānoa between 7:00 p.m. yesterday, Thursday, March 30 and 5:55 p.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a dark blue Znen Sun 50, license plate Z59843.

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 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

First Responder Training to Take Place Over Spring Break

During the week of Spring Break, UHM DPS will be inviting our first responder partners (HFD and HPD) to conduct training on the Mānoa campus. The training is being held during Spring Break in order to lessen the disruption and impact to our campus community. UHM DPS wants to provide notice to any faculty, staff, or students who may still be on campus to not be alarmed if they observe HFD and HPD on campus during this time.


Burglary at Art Building

Last evening, Monday, March 20, 2017, a burglary was reported on the 2nd floor of the Art Building, 2535 McCarthy Mall at UH Mānoa. The burglary occurred between 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18th and 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 19th. 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 Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) at 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Always 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.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • 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 9-1-1.

Moped Theft near Hale Manoa

This afternoon, Friday, March 17, 2017 a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped/bike rack near Hale Manoa at UH Mānoa between 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 and 10:00 a.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a silver Metro, license plate Z57773.

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 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft near Hale Lokelani

Today, Monday, March 13, 2017, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Hale Lokelani at UH Mānoa between 3PM-7PM today.

The moped is described as a 2016, Black, Roughhouse Edition -License: Z 48839.

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 recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft near Hale Kahawai

Today, Thursday, March 9, 2017, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Hale Kahawai at UH Mānoa between 7:30 p.m. yesterday, Wednesday, March 8 and 5:35 p.m. today.

The moped is described as a Blue SUN 50, license plate Z58444.

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 recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

TEST of UH Alert Emergency Communications System

10:32 am UPDATE: TEST of UH Alert emergency communications concluded

This concludes the test of the UHM integrated campus-wide UH ALERT emergency communications system. In an actual emergency, you would be given instructions, updates and, ultimately, the final all-clear notification via emails and text messages (if you have signed up to receive emergency text alerts). Keep your emergency contact information up-to-date at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.

Emergency information, updates and the all-clear message would also be conveyed via the UHM home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/, emergency phone hotline at (808) 956-0001, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/uhmanoa, and Twitter at http://twitter.com/UHManoaNews.

This TEST is conducted once each semester (this is the Spring 2017 test). If you are having technical trouble with UH ALERT, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.


10:00 am: (UH Alert) TEST of UH Alert emergency communications system

This is a TEST email of the UHM integrated campus-wide UH ALERT emergency communications system.

In an actual emergency, you would be given instructions, updates and, ultimately, the final all-clear notification via emails and text messages (if you have signed up to receive emergency text alerts). Keep your emergency contact information up-to-date at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.

Emergency information, updates and the all-clear message would also be conveyed via the UHM home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/, emergency phone hotline at (808) 956-0001, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/uhmanoa, and Twitter at http://twitter.com/UHManoaNews.

This TEST is conducted once each semester (this is the Spring 2017 test). If you are having technical trouble with UH ALERT, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.


Campus will test UH Alert emergency communications tomorrow

UH Mānoa will conduct an integrated campus-wide test of its emergency communications capabilities tomorrow, Wednesday, March 8, between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

The following will occur:

  1. Test EMAIL messages will go out to all students, faculty, staff and vicinity contacts.
  2. Test TEXT messages will be sent to those who have signed up to receive emergency TEXT messages at www.hawaii.edu/alert.
  3. The UH Mānoa home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu, social media accounts, and UH emergency hotline at 956-0001 will be updated to reflect the test.

All members of the UH Mānoa community are urged to sign up to receive emergency TEXT alerts (if you have not already done so by going online to the website at www.hawaii.edu/alert.

If you have already signed up, log in at www.hawaii.edu/alert to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date. You may test your cell phone information by sending a test message from the website to your phone. If you are having technical trouble with UH Alert, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation during the March 8, 2017 test of UH Alert.


Burglary at Hale Wainani

This morning, February 23, 2017 a Burglary was reported to DPS. The incident occurred at Hale Wainani Tower "F" on UH Mānoa campus between 3:10 pm, February 22nd, and 8:15 am February 23rd, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a locked maintenance storage room at Hale Wainani Tower "F". The suspect(s) took two Honda generators and a surfboard. 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 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office. If you live in a residence hall, always ensure that your door is secure when you exit the room, even if only for a few minutes.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • If you lose the key to your home or apartment, notify your landlord immediately for possible lock change. If you are a resident of Student Housing at UH Mānoa, report a lost or stolen key immediately so the old key can be deactivated and a new key can be issued.
  • If you live in a residence hall, do not let anyone into the building. At UH Mānoa, all residents have keys and should access the building with their key. Any guests should enter the building with their resident host and be accompanied by their host at all times.
  • 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 9-1-1.

Burglary at Hale Wainani

At 11:13 p.m. last evening, Friday, February 17, 2017, a burglary was reported to DPS. The incident occurred at Hale Wainani Tower "I" on UH Mānoa campus between 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. A television was reportedly taken. 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 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office. If you live in a residence hall, always ensure that your door is secure when you exit the room, even if only for a few minutes.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • If you lose the key to your home or apartment, notify your landlord immediately for possible lock change. If you are a resident of Student Housing at UH Mānoa, report a lost or stolen key immediately so the old key can be deactivated and a new key can be issued.
  • If you live in a residence hall, do not let anyone into the building. At UH Mānoa, all residents have keys and should access the building with their key. Any guests should enter the building with their resident host and be accompanied by their host at all times.
  • 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 9-1-1.

Burglary at Kauʻiokahaloa Nui Apartments

Early this morning, Monday, February 13, 2017, a burglary was reported at 01:15 AM at the Kauʻiokahaloa Nui apartments at UH Mānoa. The burglary occurred between 12:45AM-1:05AM today. The residents stepped out to retrieve their laundry and returned to discover the break in. HPD is investigating. Unknown suspects. 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:

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office. If you live in a residence hall, always ensure that your door is secure when you exit the room, even if only for a few minutes.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • If you lose the key to your home or apartment, notify your landlord immediately for possible lock change. If you are a resident of Student Housing at UH Mānoa, report a lost or stolen key immediately so the old key can be deactivated and a new key can be issued.
  • If you live in a residence hall, do not let anyone into the building. At UH Mānoa, all residents have keys and should access the building with their key. Any guests should enter the building with their resident host and be accompanied by their host at all times.
  • 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 9-1-1.

Moped Theft near Murakami Stadium - UHM Lower Campus

Today, Sunday, February 12, 2017, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Murakami Stadium - UHM Lower Campus. The moped was not locked. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a:

  • 2016, Black, Metro
  • Serial # GB920006
  • License # Z60139

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 recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft near Hale Noelani

Today, Tuesday, February 7, 2017, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Hale Noelani at UH Mānoa between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. today. The moped was not locked. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a red Metro, license plate Z51620.

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 recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft near Moore Hall

This evening, Monday, February 6, 2017, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the Moore Hall moped rack at UH Mānoa between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a black SMC Rexy 50, license plate N71315. The moped was not 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 recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Sexual Assault at Student Housing

This Morning, Saturday, February 4, 2017, a sexual assault was reported at Student Housing at UH Mānoa. The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m.. When the victim entered the elevator and the door closed, the male suspect in the elevator began groping the victim. The victim managed to push him away and exited on another floor. The area was checked extensively and no suspect was located. If you witnessed any suspicious activity, or if you see anybody in the area matching the description below, please call DPS at (808) 956-6911 immediately.

The male suspect is described by the witness as:

  • Complexion: Dark-skinned
  • Hair: Dark, shaved sides with afro top
  • Height: 6'5"
  • Build: Muscular
  • Age: Unknown
  • Clothing: Purple jersey and shorts of unknown color
  • Facial hair: Beard

If you have any information, if you witness suspicious activity, or if you are ever physically attacked on campus, please contact the UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) at 911 immediately.

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 survivor -- no one deserves, asks for or provokes sexual 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 visit the Hawaii Psychological Association website at: http://www.hawaiipsychology.org.
  • If you feel that you or others are in danger, look for a blue light Emergency Call Box, or call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.
  • To report suspicious, illegal, or unusual activity on campus, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Although the survivor 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.
  • Trusting your intuition – if a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative
  • Keeping rooms locked at all times
  • 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.

Resources for survivors:
It is hard to know what to do, how to feel, or what your options are after a sexual assault. Please know that you are not alone. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, here are some options*:

  1. Go to a safe place.
  2. Call the Sex Abuse Treatment Center at (808) 524-7273, a 24-hour hotline. They will send a counselor to meet you at the Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children's Emergency Room at 1319 Punahou Street. All of their services are free and confidential. A medical examination is important because it can protect you from possible injuries, STDs, and pregnancy resulting from the assault. The Sex Abuse Treatment Center does not require you to report the assault to the police, but may be able to hold evidence should you decide to report at a later time. Advocates at the Sex Abuse Treatment Center can assist if you decide to report to the police at that time.
  3. Talk with an advocate or counselor who is trained to assist survivors about the emotional and physical impacts of sex assault. On campus, you can reach either the PAU Violence Program at (808) 956-8059 or the Counseling and Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927 to talk to an advocate or trained counselor. Trained confidential advocates are also available through the Sex Abuse Treatment Center.
  4. You may report the assault to Honolulu Police at 911 or to the UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911. DPS is available 24 hours a day; accessible to you whether you live on or off campus.
  5. Call a family member, friend, or campus counselor. UHM provides counseling services to students, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.. Residents in Student Housing may access these services through Counselors-in-Residence (CIRs) who also live in Student Housing. CIRs are also available for walk-in appointments from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM on weekdays, and after-hours emergency counseling on evenings, weekends, and holidays. CIRs may be reached by contacting your Resident Assistant (RA), the RA on-call, or a Resident Director (RD). For more information, contact the Counseling and Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927.
  6. Preserve any physical evidence of the assault. If possible, avoid showering or brushing your teeth, and save all of the clothing you were wearing at the time or linens that were used. Place all garments in a paper (not plastic) bag.
  7. Write down as much as you can remember about the circumstances of the assault, including a description of the assailant.
  8. Get information about legal issues. You may contact the Sex Abuse Treatment Center (808-524-7273) or the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-HOPE).

*Resources listed here are available to sexual assault survivors regardless of whether or not they decide to report the crime.


Moped Theft near Shidler Moped Parking

Today, Wednesday, February 1, 2017, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Shidler School of Business at UH Mānoa between 8:00 a.m and 6:15 p.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a white GTX; license plate is unknown to the owner.

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 recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Sexual Assault at Stan Sheriff Center

This evening, Saturday, January 28, 2017, a sexual assault was reported at Stan Sheriff Center. The incident occurred at approximately 7:45 p.m.. When the victim exited the bathroom, she reported that an unknown male groped her and then fled the area on foot. Honolulu Police is currently on scene and is filing a report. If you witnessed this event, or if you see anybody in the area matching the description below, please call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911 immediately.

The male suspect is described by the witness as:

  • Complexion/possible ethnicity (as described by witness): Light/Caucasian
  • Hair: Short, wavy
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Build: Average
  • Age: 30's
  • Clothing: Dark pants, blue collared shirt
  • Facial hair: None

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 survivor -- no one deserves, asks for or provokes sexual 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 visit the Hawaii Psychological Association website at: http://www.hawaiipsychology.org.
  • If you feel that you or others are in danger, look for a blue light Emergency Call Box, or call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.
  • To report suspicious, illegal, or unusual activity on campus, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Although the survivor 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.
  • Trusting your intuition – if a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative
  • Keeping rooms locked at all times
  • 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.

Resources for survivors:
It is hard to know what to do, how to feel, or what your options are after a sexual assault. Please know that you are not alone. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, here are some options*:

  1. Go to a safe place.
  2. Call the Sex Abuse Treatment Center at (808) 524-7273, a 24-hour hotline. They will send a counselor to meet you at the Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children's Emergency Room at 1319 Punahou Street. All of their services are free and confidential. A medical examination is important because it can protect you from possible injuries, STDs, and pregnancy resulting from the assault. The Sex Abuse Treatment Center does not require you to report the assault to the police, but may be able to hold evidence should you decide to report at a later time. Advocates at the Sex Abuse Treatment Center can assist if you decide to report to the police at that time.
  3. Talk with an advocate or counselor who is trained to assist survivors about the emotional and physical impacts of sex assault. On campus, you can reach either the PAU Violence Program at (808) 956-8059 or the Counseling and Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927 to talk to an advocate or trained counselor. Trained confidential advocates are also available through the Sex Abuse Treatment Center.
  4. You may report the assault to Honolulu Police at 911 or to the UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911. DPS is available 24 hours a day; accessible to you whether you live on or off campus.
  5. Call a family member, friend, or campus counselor. UHM provides counseling services to students, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.. Residents in Student Housing may access these services through Counselors-in-Residence (CIRs) who also live in Student Housing. CIRs are also available for walk-in appointments from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM on weekdays, and after-hours emergency counseling on evenings, weekends, and holidays. CIRs may be reached by contacting your Resident Assistant (RA), the RA on-call, or a Resident Director (RD). For more information, contact the Counseling and Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927.
  6. Preserve any physical evidence of the assault. If possible, avoid showering or brushing your teeth, and save all of the clothing you were wearing at the time or linens that were used. Place all garments in a paper (not plastic) bag.
  7. Write down as much as you can remember about the circumstances of the assault, including a description of the assailant.
  8. Get information about legal issues. You may contact the Sex Abuse Treatment Center (808-524-7273) or the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-HOPE).

*Resources listed here are available to sexual assault survivors regardless of whether or not they decide to report the crime.


Attempted Burglary at Hale Kauʻiokahaloa Iki

Today, Thursday, January 26, 2017, an attempted burglary was reported at the Kauʻiokahaloa Iki Condominiums at UH Mānoa. The attempted burglary occurred sometime between the hours of 9:30am and 1:27pm today. The Honolulu Police Department was contacted. 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:

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office. If you live in a residence hall, always ensure that your door is secure when you exit the room, even if only for a few minutes.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • If you lose the key to your home or apartment, notify your landlord immediately for possible lock change. If you are a resident of Student Housing at UH Mānoa, report a lost or stolen key immediately so the old key can be deactivated and a new key can be issued.
  • If you live in a residence hall, do not let anyone into the building. At UH Mānoa, all residents have keys and should access the building with their key. Any guests should enter the building with their resident host and be accompanied by their host at all times.
  • 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 9-1-1.

Burglary at St. John Courtyard Sheds

Today, Sunday, January 22, 2017, a burglary was reported at the St. John Courtyard Sheds, outside room numbers 151, 152, and 159 at UH Mānoa. The burglaries occurred between Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 7:32pm and today at 4:55pm. 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 Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) at 911.

DPS recommends:

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while 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.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • 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 9-1-1.

Moped Theft near Physical Science Building

Today, Thursday, January 19, 2017, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the Zone 13 moped parking area near the Physical Science Building at UH Mānoa between 9:00 p.m and Midnight, yesterday, January 18. The moped was not locked.

The moped is described as a black and silver CPI Oliver City moped, license plate W26055.

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 recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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 UH Mānoa ROTC

Today, Wednesday January 18, 2017, a burglary was reported from an office of the UH Mānoa ROTC program. The burglary occurred between 6 p.m. yesterday, and 5:30 a.m. this morning. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police. There is no suspect description.

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 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office. If you live in a residence hall, always ensure that your door is secure when you exit the room, even if only for a few minutes.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • If you lose the key to your home or apartment, notify your landlord immediately for possible lock change. If you are a resident of Student Housing at UH Mānoa, report a lost or stolen key immediately so the old key can be deactivated and a new key can be issued.
  • If you live in a residence hall, do not let anyone into the building.
  • At UH Mānoa, all residents have keys and should access the building with their key. Any guests should enter the building with their resident host and be accompanied by their host at all times.
  • 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 9-1-1.

Moped Theft near Hale Wainani

Today,Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 a moped that was stolen and then recovered last week was again reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Hale Wainani at UH Mānoa between 6 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. last night. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a black 2015 Baodiao Metro, license plate Z52159.

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 recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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 Hale Noelani

Today, Thursday, January 5, 2017, a burglary was reported from a residence hall room at Hale Noelani at UH Mānoa. The burglary occurred sometime between 1:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. noon 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 Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) at 911.

DPS recommends:

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office. If you live in a residence hall, always ensure that your door is secure when you exit the room, even if only for a few minutes.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • If you lose the key to your home or apartment, notify your landlord immediately for possible lock change. If you are a resident of Student Housing at UH Mānoa, report a lost or stolen key immediately so the old key can be deactivated and a new key can be issued.
  • If you live in a residence hall, do not let anyone into the building. At UH Mānoa, all residents have keys and should access the building with their key. Any guests should enter the building with their resident host and be accompanied by their host at all times.
  • 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.

Moped Theft near Hale Wainani

Today, Thursday, January 5, 2017, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Hale Wainani at UH Mānoa between 11:00 p.m yesterday, January 4 and 7:30 a.m. this morning. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a black 2015 Baodiao Metro, license plate Z52159.

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 recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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 Hale Lokelani

On, Sunday, December 18, 2016, a burglary was reported involving a residential unit at Hale Lokelani at UH Mānoa. The burglary occurred between 9:00 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police. There is no suspect description.

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 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office. If you live in a residence hall, always ensure that your door is secure when you exit the room, even if only for a few minutes.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • If you lose the key to your home or apartment, notify your landlord immediately for possible lock change. If you are a resident of Student Housing at UH Mānoa, report a lost or stolen key immediately so the old key can be deactivated and a new key can be issued.
  • If you live in a residence hall, do not let anyone into the building.
  • At UH Mānoa, all residents have keys and should access the building with their key. Any guests should enter the building with their resident host and be accompanied by their host at all times.
  • 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 9-1-1.

Motorcycle Theft near Holmes Hall

Today, Thursday, December 8, 2016, a motorcycle was reported stolen. The theft took place at the parking area near Holmes Hall at UH Mānoa between 10:00 a.m yesterday, Wednesday, December 7 and 12:11 a.m. this morning. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The motorcycle is described as an orange and black 2007 Suzuki GSX, license plate 236XJZ

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 recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Motor Vehicle Theft at Zone 22 Parking Structure

Today, Tuesday, December 6, 2016, a vehicle was reported stolen at UH Mānoa. The theft took place at the Zone 22 parking structure near the School of Hawaiian Knowledge between 10:00 p.m. yesterday, Monday, December 5 and 10:30 a.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The vehicle is described as a red 1989 Jeep Wrangler, license plate 6FJS166 (CA plates)

Please notify the UH Mānoa 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.
  • 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.

Moped Theft at Kennedy Theater

Today, Saturday, December 3, 2016, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area behind Kennedy Theater at UH Mānoa between 12:45 p.m. and 12:50 p.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a black 2015 Hyper, license plate Z22766.

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 recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Motorcycle Theft at Holmes Hall

Early this morning, Saturday, November 19, 2016, a motorcycle was reported stolen. The theft took place at the motorcycle/moped parking area near Holmes Hall at UH Mānoa between Friday, 11/18/16 at 3:30 p.m. and reported missing today, Saturday, 11/19/16 at 12:30 a.m. A police report has been filed with the Honolulu Police.

The motorcycle is described as a black 2006 DRZ 400, license plate - unknown. It was unlocked.

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 recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft at Hale Wainani

This evening, Monday, November 14, 2016, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking lot near Hale Wainani at UH Mānoa between 6:30 p.m. and 8:20 p.m. this evening. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a red 2016 Baodiao, license plate Z56986.

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 recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft at Building 171 moped parking near Athletics Complex

Today, Thursday, November 10, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the Building 171 moped parking area near the Athletics Complex on Lower Campus at UH Mānoa between 5:30 p.m and 6:29 p,m, today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a red 2015 GTX, license plate Z17197.

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 recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft near Hale Noelani

Today, Tuesday, November 08, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Hale Noelani at UH Mānoa between 7:00 p.m yesterday, Monday, November 7 and 1:45 p,m, today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a white 2011 Jonway GTX, license plate W22349.

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 recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

TEST of UH Alert Emergency Communications System

11:46 am UPDATE: (UH Alert) TEST of UH Alert emergency communications concluded

This concludes the test of the UHM integrated campus-wide UH ALERT emergency communications system. In an actual emergency, you would be given instructions, updates and, ultimately, the final all-clear notification via emails and text messages (if you have signed up to receive emergency text alerts). Keep your emergency contact information up-to-date at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.

Emergency information, updates and the all-clear message would also be conveyed via the UHM home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/, emergency phone hotline at (808) 956-0001, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/uhmanoa, and Twitter at http://twitter.com/UHManoaNews.

This TEST is conducted once each semester (this is the Fall 2016 test). If you are having technical trouble with UH ALERT, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.


11:16 am: (UH Alert) TEST of UH Alert emergency communications system

This is a TEST email of the UHM integrated campus-wide UH ALERT emergency communications system.

In an actual emergency, you would be given instructions, updates and, ultimately, the final all-clear notification via emails and text messages (if you have signed up to receive emergency text alerts). Keep your emergency contact information up-to-date at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.

Emergency information, updates and the all-clear message would also be conveyed via the UHM home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/, emergency phone hotline at (808) 956-0001, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/uhmanoa, and Twitter at http://twitter.com/UHManoaNews.

This TEST is conducted once each semester (this is the Fall 2016 test). If you are having technical trouble with UH ALERT, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.


Moped Theft near Hale Lokelani

Today, October 29, 2016, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place near Hale Lokelani moped racks at UH Mānoa on October 28, 2016 between the hours of 8:15pm and 11:45pm.

The moped is described as a black/white Metro 2016, no license plate available. Vehicle identification number L2BB9NCA46B80212.

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 recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft near Hale Lokelani

Today, October 29, 2016, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place near Hale Lokelani moped racks at UH Mānoa on October 28, 2016 between the hours of 8:15pm and 11:45pm.

The moped is described as a black/white Metro 2016, no license plate available. Vehicle identification number L2BB9NCA46B80212.

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 recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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 Kauʻiokahaloa Nui Apartments

Today, October 27, 2016, a burglary was reported involving an unoccupied apartment at the UH Mānoa Kauʻiokahaloa Nui Apartments, located off campus in Mānoa Valley. The burglary occurred yesterday October 26, 2016 between 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police. 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:

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office. If you live in a residence hall, always ensure that your door is secure when you exit the room, even if only for a few minutes.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • If you lose the key to your home or apartment, notify your landlord immediately for possible lock change. If you are a resident of Student Housing at UH Mānoa, report a lost or stolen key immediately so the old key can be deactivated and a new key can be issued.
  • If you live in a residence hall, do not let anyone into the building. At UH Mānoa, all residents have keys and should access the building with their key. Any guests should enter the building with their resident host and be accompanied by their host at all times.
  • 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.

Moped Theft at Hale Lokelani

This evening, Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 10:42 p.m., DPS was notified of a moped theft. The theft took place at the moped rack at Hale Lokelani at UH Mānoa between 7 p.m. and 10:40 p.m. tonight.

The moped is described as a white 2016 Metro with no license available.

The moped was locked with a chain. An HPD report was filed.

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 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time --thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft at Hale Lokelani

This evening, Friday, October 21, 2016, at 8:46 p.m., DPS was notified of a moped theft. The theft took place at the moped parking lot at Hale Lokelani at UH Mānoa between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. today.

The moped is described as a black Brodiac, no license plate, VIN L2BBAN1CA2GB802073.

The person reporting the theft was unsure if it was locked. HPD was notified.

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 9-1-1.

DPS recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time --thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft at Kennedy Theater

This evening, Wednesday, October 19, 2016, a moped was reported stolen at 7:25 p.m. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Kennedy Theater at UH Mānoa between 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m today.

The moped is described as a white GTX, license plate W 74486. It was reported that the Kryptonite chain was cut.

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 recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time --thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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 UH Laboratory School

Today, Friday, October 14, 2016, a burglary was reported from an office at the UH Laboratory School at UH Mānoa. The burglary occurred between 3:30 p.m. yesterday, October 13 and 7:35 a.m. this morning. The case is currently under investigation through the Honolulu Police Department. There is no suspect description at this time, and no items were reported as missing.

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 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.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • 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.

Attempted Theft near Hemenway Hall

Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 12:04 p.m., the Department of Public Safety responded to a report of an attempted theft in the area of Hemenway Hall courtyard. A female student reported that she placed her bag containing her purse on a table near her. An unknown male rode up on a bicycle, pulled the purse from the bag and started to ride away. The woman grabbed her purse and was able to pull it away from the suspect. The male fled on his bicycle Westbound on Metcalf Street.

The male suspect is described by witness as:

  • local, possibly Hawaiian
  • 19 years of age
  • 5'6"
  • 120 lbs.
  • mustache
  • black baseball cap
  • blue tee-shirt
  • black shorts
  • riding white/gray bicycle

The Honolulu Police Department is investigating the incident as an attempted theft.

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.

Safety tips from 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 particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative
  • Keep rooms locked at all times
  • 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.

Shooting Near Campus at Metcalf/Hunnewell Streets

This morning, Tuesday, September 20, 2016, DPS was notified of a shooting near Metcalf and Hunnewell Streets off campus, that occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.. The suspect is at large, and was last seen fleeing in a vehicle heading south on University Avenue, and Honolulu Police is investigating. There is no immediate threat to campus at this time.

The male suspect is described by witnesses as:

  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 130-140 pounds
  • Build: slim
  • Hair: short, spiky
  • Eyes: brown
  • Facial hair: goatee
  • Clothing: light colored shorts, gray hoodie
  • Other: tattoo on stomach

Multiple vehicles were seen leaving the scene, and the suspect fled in one of these vehicles.

The area was checked and no suspect was located. If you have any information, please contact the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

Remember:


Moped Theft near Moore Hall

Today, Saturday, September 10, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Johnson Hall at UH Mānoa between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. yesterday, Friday, September 9. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a white SYM, license plate Z24756.

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 recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Update: Possible Armed Person Coming to UH Mānoa

12:12 pm
UH Alert to UH Mānoa campus has been lifted; the suspect has been detained and there is no threat to campus. Sign up for UH Alert to receive text message notifications for on-campus emergencies. Visit https://www.hawaii.edu/alert/ to register.

11:11 am
The recent UH Alert was sent because of an implied threat and was issued as a cautionary measure. The threat is specific to one building and police and public safety are taking appropriate precautions.

Updates will be issued as necessary, and no evacuation or lockdown is in place at this time. The person of interest is known to be armed, but the incident is isolated and Honolulu Police and UH Mānoa DPS are actively working the situation.

The male suspect is driving a black older 4-door Mercedes-Benz, license plate XXXXXX. If you see this vehicle on campus, please call HPD at 911.

Sign up for UH Alert to receive text message notifications for on-campus emergencies. Visit https://www.hawaii.edu/alert/ to register.


Possible Armed Person Coming to UH Mānoa

Today, Thursday, September 8, DPS received a report of an armed male possibly heading to UH Mānoa campus. There is no evacuation at this time.

The male suspect is driving a black older 4-door Mercedes-Benz, license plate XXXXXX. If you see this vehicle on campus, please call HPD at 911.

Remember:

  • It is illegal to carry a firearm on UH Mānoa campus.
  • If you see someone carrying a firearm on campus who is not a law enforcement officer, or any other suspicious activity on campus, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911 immediately.
  • Sign up for UH Alert to receive text message notifications for on-campus emergencies. Visit https://www.hawaii.edu/alert/ to register.

In the event of an active shooter incident on UH Mānoa campus, DPS recommends following:

RUN:
If there is an accessible escape path, attempt to evacuate the premises.

  • Have an escape route and plan in mind
  • Evacuate regardless of whether others agree to follow
  • LEAVE your belongings behind
  • Help others escape, if possible
  • Prevent individuals from entering an area where the active shooter may be
  • Do not attempt to move wounded people
  • Call 911 when you are safe
  • Follow instructions of any police officers

HIDE:
If evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide.

  • Lock the door
  • Blockade the door with heavy furniture
  • Turn off any lights to make the area appear unoccupied
  • Silence your cell phone, turn off the vibrate feature
  • If safe to do so, use phone in silent mode to receive campus messages that may be sent through the Emergency Notification system
  • Turn off any source of noise (i.e., radio, TV)
  • Hide behind large items (i.e., cabinets, desks)
  • Do not go near doors or windows
  • Remain calm and quiet
  • If possible, call 911 to alert police to the active shooter's location
  • If you can't speak, leave the line open
  • Remain under cover until the threat is passed or you have been advised by law enforcement that it is safe to exit

Your hiding place should:

  • Be out of the shooter's view
  • Provide protection if shots are fired in your direction (i.e., an office with a closed and locked door)
  • Not trap you or restrict your options for movement

FIGHT:
As a LAST RESORT, and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt and/or incapacitate the active shooter by:

  • Acting as aggressively as possible against the assailant
  • Throwing items and improvising weapons
  • Yelling
  • Committing to your actions
  • Do not hesitate (once you decide to fight, you must be prepared to do whatever you can to protect yourself)

Robbery near Hale Aloha Courtyard

Early this morning, Sunday, September 4, a robbery was reported at UH Mānoa. The incident took place at approximately 12:00 a.m. midnight this evening near Hale Aloha Courtyard. A mixed group of four to five males approached a student, assaulted the student, and took his cell phone. The group of suspects then fled the scene via Dole Street, in a white truck. The direction of travel on Dole Street is unknown. No weapon was used in this incident, but the victim was injured. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The victim and witnesses were unable to describe the suspects, but reported that the group were all male, and were of varying ages, sizes, and ethnicities. The vehicle was described as a white truck, but witnesses could not see a license plate, make, or model.

The area was checked and no suspects were 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 visit the Hawaii Psychological Association website at: http://www.hawaiipsychology.org.

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 particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative
  • Keep rooms locked at all times
  • 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 Manoa 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.

PARKING/ROAD CLOSURE ADVISORY for Wed, August 31

UH Mānoa faculty, staff, and students,

Due to a scheduled event on campus at Jefferson Hall tomorrow, Wednesday, August 31, areas of East-West Road between Correa Road and Maile Way will be restricted to parking and traffic. Parking will be limited starting at 8:00 a.m., and any vehicles parked in this area must leave by 3:30 p.m. or they will be towed. Ingress and egress to campus on East-West Road between Correa Road and Maile Way will be closed to traffic between 3:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.. Maile Way will remain open during this time.

Road closures will impact routes for UH Rainbow Shuttle and The Bus. For further information on route changes for UH Rainbow Shuttle, please visit http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter. For information on The Bus route changes, please visit www.thebus.org and click on "Service Disruptions."

All classes and activities will proceed as planned with no scheduled cancellations.

If you have questions, please contact UHM Department of Public Safety at dpschief@hawaii.edu or UHM Commuter Services at parking@hawaii.edu.


Motor Vehicle Theft near Kahanamoku Pool

This evening, Monday, August 29, 2016, a vehicle was reported stolen at UH Mānoa. The theft took place at the parking lot near Kahanamoku Pool between 8:05 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. tonight. The keys were left inside the vehicle and unattended. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The vehicle is described as a gray, 2 door, 2011 Ford Ranger, license plate RTG413.

Please notify the UH Mānoa 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.
  • 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.

Burglary at Lyon Arboretum

Today, Friday, August 12, 2016, a burglary was reported from a shed at Lyon Arboretum at UH Mānoa. The burglary occurred between 4:00 p.m. yesterday, Thursday, August 11 and 5:45 a.m. this morning. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police. 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:

  • Always keep keys with you, or in a secure location.
  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • To report suspicious people, suspicious vehicles and illegal or unusual activity, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Moped Theft near Moore Hall

Today, Friday, July 15, 2016, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Moore Hall at UH Mānoa between 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a black 2015 SYM, license plate Z23463.

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 recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft near Hale Lokelani

Today, Thursday, July 7, 2016, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Hale Lokelani at UH Mānoa between 6:00 p.m. yesterday, Wednesday July 6 and 3:55 p.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a black Honda, license plate 558 XND.

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 recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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 near Hawaiian Studies

Today, Saturday, July 2, 2016, a burglary was reported from a shed at the Hawaiian Studies Loʻi at UH Mānoa. The burglary occurred between 3:00 p.m. yesterday, Friday, July 1 and 7:05 a.m. this morning. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police. 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:

  • Always keep keys with you, or in a secure location
  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • Keep screen doors locked, even while you are at home.
  • To report suspicious people, suspicious vehicles and illegal or unusual activity, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Burglary at George Hall

Today, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, a burglary was reported at George Hall (UH Mānoa). The burglary occurred between May 2016 (exact date unknown) and yesterday, June 21 at 11:00 a.m.. A report has been filed with HPD. 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:

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • Keep screen doors locked, even while you are at home.
  • To report suspicious people, suspicious vehicles and illegal or unusual activity, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Motor Vehicle Theft near Burns Hall

Today, Monday, June 20, 2016, a vehicle was reported stolen. The theft took place at the Zone 9 parking lot near Burns Hall at UH Mānoa between 7:35 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The vehicle is described as a dark green, 1997 2-door Mazda truck, license plate JFR261.

Please notify the UH Mānoa 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.
  • 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.

Moped Theft near Kennedy Theater

Today, Wednesday, June 8, 2016, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Kennedy Theater at UH Mānoa between 5:20 p.m. and 5:35 p.m. today. The moped was not locked. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a silver SYM, license plate Z26563.

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 recommends:

  • Utilize the FREE UH Mānoa Bike Cage. You can also use the Bike Cage to store your moped over the summer with a valid permit. For more information, visit this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html
  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

UPDATE: Moped Theft Report Unfounded (UHM Announce - 4.23.16 - Moped Theft near Hale Aloha)

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, a moped was reported stolen at Hale Aloha on UH Mānoa campus. This moped theft report was determined to be unfounded, and the owner is aware of its location.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use multiple solid steel U-Locks or a combination of a U-Lock with a cable or chain lock.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Whenever possible, secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area).
  • If you see something suspicious, call DPS at (808) 956-6911.

Moped Theft near Hale Aloha

Today, Saturday, April 23, 2016, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Hale Aloha Lokelani at UH Mānoa between 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 21 and 2:00 p.m. today. The moped was locked. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a black 2016 Tao Tao, license plate Z42211.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft near Keller Hall

Today, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Keller Hall at UH Mānoa between 12:00 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. today. The moped was not locked. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a black 2008 SYM DD50, license plate Z28375.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Two Moped Thefts near Waahila Apartments

Today, Saturday, April 9, 2016, two mopeds were reported stolen. The thefts took place at the moped parking area near the Waahila Apartments at UH Mānoa between 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 8 and 8:00 a.m. today. Both mopeds were reportedly locked. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

Moped # 1 is described as a red 2012 Sanyang, license plate W26481

Moped # 2 is described as a black 2014 Sanyang, license plate W91478

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

(UH Alert) TEST of UH Alert emergency communications concluded

This concludes the test of the UHM integrated campus-wide UH ALERT emergency communications system. In an actual emergency, you would be given instructions, updates and, ultimately, the final all-clear notification via emails and text messages (if you have signed up to receive emergency text alerts). Keep your emergency contact information up-to-date at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.

Emergency information, updates and the all-clear message would also be conveyed via the UHM home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/, emergency phone hotline at (808) 956-0001, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/uhmanoa, and Twitter at http://twitter.com/UHManoaNews.

This TEST is conducted once each semester (this is the Spring 2016 test). If you are having technical trouble with UH ALERT, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.

(UH Alert) TEST of UH Alert emergency communications system

UH Alert - Test in ProgressThis is a TEST email of the UHM integrated campus-wide UH ALERT emergency communications system.

In an actual emergency, you would be given instructions, updates and, ultimately, the final all-clear notification via emails and text messages (if you have signed up to receive emergency text alerts). Keep your emergency contact information up-to-date at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.

Emergency information, updates and the all-clear message would also be conveyed via the UHM home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/, emergency phone hotline at (808) 956-0001, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/uhmanoa, and Twitter at http://twitter.com/UHManoaNews.

This TEST is conducted once each semester (this is the Spring 2016 test). If you are having technical trouble with UH ALERT, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu. #UHAlert


Moped Theft near Watanabe Hall

Today, Monday, April 4, 2016, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Watanabe Hall at UH Mānoa between 9:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a Green SYM DD50.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft near Hale Noelani

Today, Monday, March 28, 2016, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Hale Aloha at UH Mānoa between 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 25 and 10:00 p.m. Sunday, March 27. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a white Sym, license plate W91573.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Sexual Assault near Law Library/Dole Street

Today, Saturday March 26, 2016, a sexual assault was reported on Dole Street fronting the Law Library at UH Mānoa. The incident occurred at approximately 8:35 p.m. The student reported that when she was deboarding the city bus, a male came from behind, grabbing her on the buttocks and trying to kiss her. The male suspect then fled in an unknown direction.

The male suspect is described as:

  • Complexion: Light/Caucasian
  • Hair: dark brown/black
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Build: Slim
  • Age: 18-20 years old
  • Clothing: White shirt, black shorts
  • Facial hair: described as "scruffy"
  • Other distinguishing characteristics: black, plastic-rimmed glasses

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 survivor -- no one deserves, asks for or provokes sexual assault.
  • UHM provides counseling services to students. For information, contact the Counseling and Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927.
  • If you feel that you or others are in danger, look for a blue light Emergency Call Box, or call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.
  • To report suspicious, illegal, or unusual activity on campus, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Although the survivor is never at fault, prioritizing one's personal safety is recommended. Risk of attack by a stranger may be reduced by:

  • Being aware of your surroundings, looking assertive, and keeping a safe distance from strangers.
  • Encouraging friends to travel in pairs or with trusted companions, especially at night or in remote areas.
  • Trusting your intuition – if a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative
  • Keeping rooms locked at all times
  • Utilizing campus transportation resources. Call (808) 956-SAFE (7233) for our Security Escort Service, which is available 7 days a week, from dusk until dawn.
  • 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.

Resources for Survivors:
It is hard to know what to do, how to feel, or what your options are after a sexual assault. Please know that you are not alone. It is hard to know what to do, how to feel, or what your options are after a sexual assault. Please know that you are not alone. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, here are some options*:

  1. Go to a safe place.
  2. Call the Sex Abuse Treatment Center at (808) 524-7273, a 24-hour hotline. They will send a counselor to meet you at the Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children's Emergency Room at 1319 Punahou Street. All of their services are free and confidential. A medical examination is important because it can protect you from possible injuries, STDs, and pregnancy resulting from the assault. The Sex Abuse Treatment Center does not require you to report the assault to the police, but may be able to hold evidence should you decide to report at a later time. Advocates at the Sex Abuse Treatment Center can assist if you decide to report to the police at that time.
  3. Talk with an advocate or counselor who is trained to assist survivors about the emotional and physical impacts of sex assault. On campus, you can reach either the PAU Violence Program at (808) 956-8059 or the Counseling and Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927 to talk to an advocate or trained counselor. Trained confidential advocates are also available through the Sex Abuse Treatment Center.
  4. You may report the assault to Honolulu Police at 911 or to the UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911. DPS is available 24 hours a day; accessible to you whether you live on or off campus.
  5. Call a family member, friend, or campus counselor. UHM provides counseling services to students, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.. Residents in Student Housing may access these services through Counselors-in-Residence (CIRs) who also live in Student Housing. CIRs are also available for walk-in appointments from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM on weekdays, and after-hours emergency counseling on evenings, weekends, and holidays. CIRs may be reached by contacting your Resident Assistant (RA), the RA on-call, or a Resident Director (RD). For more information, contact the Counseling and Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927.
  6. Preserve any physical evidence of the assault. If possible, avoid showering or brushing your teeth, and save all of the clothing you were wearing at the time or linens that were used. Place all garments in a paper (not plastic) bag.
  7. Write down as much as you can remember about the circumstances of the assault, including a description of the assailant.
  8. Get information about legal issues. You may contact the Sex Abuse Treatment Center (808-524-7273) or the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-HOPE).

*Resources listed here are available to sexual assault survivors regardless of whether or not they decide to report the crime.


UPDATE: Stolen Moped Recovered (3.23.16 Moped Theft near Keller Hall)

Today, Thursday, March 24, 2016, a stolen moped was recovered on campus by DPS. The recovered moped was reported as stolen from UH Mānoa campus on Tuesday, March 22.

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

DPS recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft near Hale Noelani

Today, Wednesday March 23, 2016, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Hale Noelani at UH Mānoa between 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 20 and 5:15 p.m. today. The moped was tire was locked to itself. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a black 2014 Ningbo GTX, license plate Z02455.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft near Keller Hall

Yesterday, Tuesday, March 22, 2016, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Keller Hall at UH Mānoa between 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. yesterday, Tuesday, March 22. The moped was not locked. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a silver 2015 SanYang, license plate Z26563.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft at John A. Burns School of Medicine

Today, Tuesday, March 22, 2016, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area at Parking Lot B on the John A. Burns School of Medicine campus at 2:30 p.m. today. Two males were seen loading the moped into a blue van, license plate STN 647. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a 2005 red and blue SYM.

Please call Honolulu Police at 911 if you see the van described above.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft near Kuykendall Hall

Today, Tuesday, March 15, 2016, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the moped parking area near Kuykendall Hall at UH Mānoa between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. today. The moped was not locked. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a blue 2011 CPI Oliver City with a surf rack, license plate W33139.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft near Keller Hall

Today, Monday, March 14, 2016, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the Zone 13 moped parking area near Keller Hall at UH Mānoa between 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11 and 10:20 a.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a black 2015 Taotao X, license plate Z38496.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Attempted Burglary at Hawaii Institute of Geophysics building

Today, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, an attempted burglary was reported at the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics building at UH Mānoa. The attempted burglary occurred between 5:30 p.m. yesterday, March 8, and 8:30 a.m. today, and a report has been filed with HPD. 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.

Tip from DPS:

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • Keep screen doors locked, even while you are at home.
  • To report suspicious people, suspicious vehicles and illegal or unusual activity, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

UPDATE: Stolen Vehicle Recovered (3.5.16 Motor Vehicle Theft at Zone 20 Parking Structure)

Today, Sunday, March 06, 2016, a stolen vehicle was recovered on campus by DPS. The recovered vehicle was reported as stolen from UH Mānoa campus yesterday, Saturday March 5.

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

Tip from DPS:

  • Do not leave valuables inside a vehicle or unattended.
  • Lock your vehicle and close all windows every time you leave your vehicle, even if only for a few minutes.
  • If your vehicle is equipped with an alarm system, activate it each time you leave the vehicle unattended.
  • When possible, park in areas that are well-lighted.
  • If you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around vehicles, peering into vehicles, and/or trying door handles, or wandering in an area without legitimate business, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Motor Vehicle Theft at Zone 20 Parking Structure

Today, Saturday, March 05, 2016, a vehicle was reported stolen. The theft took place at the Zone 20 parking structure near Stan Sheriff Center at UH Mānoa between 5:30 p.m. yesterday, March 4, and 12:40 p.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The vehicle is described as a white 1995 Toyota Corolla 4-door wagon, license plate SRZ 309.

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

Tip from DPS:

  • Do not leave valuables inside a vehicle or unattended.
  • Lock your vehicle and close all windows every time you leave your vehicle, even if only for a few minutes.
  • If your vehicle is equipped with an alarm system, activate it each time you leave the vehicle unattended.
  • When possible, park in areas that are well-lighted.
  • If you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around vehicles, peering into vehicles, and/or trying door handles, or wandering in an area without legitimate business, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Burglary at Hale Mokihana

Today, Wednesday, February 24, 2016, a burglary was reported at Hale Mokihana. The burglary occurred between 10:00 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. this afternoon, and a report has been filed with HPD. There were no signs of forced entry to the room, and 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.

Tip from DPS:

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even while napping or taking quick trips away from home or your office.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, and out of sight, and/or locked away.
  • Keep screen doors locked, even while you are at home.
  • To report suspicious people, suspicious vehicles and illegal or unusual activity, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Moped Theft at Holmes Hall

Today, Friday, February 19, 2016, an attempted moped theft was reported. The incident took place at the Holmes Hall moped parking area at UH Mānoa between 10:00 a.m. and 1:05 p.m. yesterday, Thursday, February 18. It was reported that ignition wires on the moped were cut.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft at Hale Aloha

Today, Monday, February 8, 2016, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the Hale Aloha moped parking at UH Mānoa between 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5 and 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 6. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a black SYM, license plate FDFT5164.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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 for our Move with Aloha Safety Fair on Wednesday, March 2!

Move with Aloha Safety Fair PosterIn an effort to ensure a safer campus community, the UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce its partnership with Commuter Services in promoting our campus Move with Aloha campaign. This program is designed to educate and advocate for safe transportation across campus.

UH Mānoa acknowledges the advantages associated with the use of bicycles, skateboards, and coasting devices as a means of convenient and energy efficient transportation on campus. In addition to alternative transportation, UH Mānoa understands the importance of safety in driving and walking on campus. Move with Aloha aims to promote the welfare and safety of our campus community.

UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety and Commuter Services will hold an educational Move with Aloha Safety Fair on Wednesday, March 2 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Campus Center Courtyard. This educational event will include activities, prizes, and a chance to learn about safe commuting on campus. Both DPS and Commuter Services staff will be on hand to answer questions about safe transportation across campus, common parking issues, and other concerns faced by our campus community. We hope that you will join us for this event, and we encourage you to Move with Aloha! For more information, please visit the DPS Move with Aloha webpage.


Sexual Assault and Aggravated Assault Incidents Reported at UH Mānoa

Today, Thursday, February 4, 2016, a sexual assault was reported to DPS. The incident was reported to have occurred on Friday, January 22, 2016 in a UH Mānoa residence hall.

Also today, an assault incident was reported to DPS, involving the same victim and suspect. This incident allegedly occurred yesterday, February 3, outside Edmondson Hall, and the subject may have been armed with a gun.

The suspect is known to the victim, and the victim is receiving support services.

The male suspect is described as:

  • Complexion: Tan
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Weight: 240 lbs.
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Age: Early 20's
  • Facial hair: facial hair on chin
  • Other distinguishing characteristics: Tattoos on legs

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 survivor -- no one deserves, asks for or provokes sexual assault.
  • UHM provides counseling services to students. For information, contact the Counseling and Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927.
  • If you feel that you or others are in danger, look for a blue light Emergency Call Box, or call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.
  • To report suspicious, illegal, or unusual activity on campus, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Although the survivor is never at fault, prioritizing one's personal safety is recommended. Risk of attack by a stranger may be reduced by:

  • Being aware of your surroundings, looking assertive, and keeping a safe distance from strangers.
  • Encouraging friends to travel in pairs or with trusted companions, especially at night or in remote areas.
  • Trusting your intuition – if a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative
  • Keeping rooms locked at all times
  • Utilizing campus transportation resources. Call (808) 956-SAFE (7233) for our Security Escort Service, which is available 7 days a week, from dusk until dawn.
  • 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.

Resources for Survivors:
It is hard to know what to do, how to feel, or what your options are after a sexual assault. Please know that you are not alone. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, here are some options*:

  1. Go to a safe place.
  2. Call the Sex Abuse Treatment Center at (808) 524-7273, a 24-hour hotline. They will send a counselor to meet you at the Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children's Emergency Room at 1319 Punahou Street. All of their services are free and confidential. A medical examination is important because it can protect you from possible injuries, STDs, and pregnancy resulting from the assault. The Sex Abuse Treatment Center does not require you to report the assault to the police, but may be able to hold evidence should you decide to report at a later time. Advocates at the Sex Abuse Treatment Center can assist if you decide to report to the police at that time.
  3. Talk with an advocate or counselor who is trained to assist survivors about the emotional and physical impacts of sex assault. On campus, you can reach either the PAU Violence Program at (808) 956-8059 or the Counseling and Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927 to talk to an advocate or trained counselor. Trained confidential advocates are also available through the Sex Abuse Treatment Center.
  4. You may report the assault to Honolulu Police at 911 or to the UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911. DPS is available 24 hours a day; accessible to you whether you live on or off campus.
  5. Call a family member, friend, or campus counselor. UHM provides counseling services to students, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.. Residents in Student Housing may access these services through Counselors-in-Residence (CIRs) who also live in Student Housing. CIRs are also available for walk-in appointments from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM on weekdays, and after-hours emergency counseling on evenings, weekends, and holidays. CIRs may be reached by contacting your Resident Assistant (RA), the RA on-call, or a Resident Director (RD). For more information, contact the Counseling and Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927.
  6. Preserve any physical evidence of the assault. If possible, avoid showering or brushing your teeth, and save all of the clothing you were wearing at the time or linens that were used. Place all garments in a paper (not plastic) bag.
  7. Write down as much as you can remember about the circumstances of the assault, including a description of the assailant.
  8. Get information about legal issues. You may contact the Sex Abuse Treatment Center (808-524-7273) or the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-HOPE).
*Resources listed here are available to sexual assault survivors regardless of whether or not they decide to report the crime.

Moped Theft near Moore Hall

Today, Thursday, February 4, 2016, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at Moore Hall moped parking at UH Mānoa between 3:00 p.m. and 4:20 p.m. today. The moped was not locked.

The moped is described as silver Vespa; license plate number is unknown.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

UPDATE: Stolen Vehicle Recovered (2.2.16 Motor Vehicle Theft at Marine Sciences Building)

Yesterday, Wednesday, February 3, 2016, a stolen vehicle was recovered off-campus by Honolulu Police. The recovered vehicle was reported as stolen from UH Mānoa campus on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

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

DPS recommends:

  • Do not leave valuables inside a vehicle or unattended.
  • Lock your vehicle and close all windows every time you leave your vehicle, even if only for a few minutes.
  • If your vehicle is equipped with an alarm system, activate it each time you leave the vehicle unattended.
  • When possible, park in areas that are well-lighted.
  • If you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around vehicles, peering into vehicles, and/or trying door handles, or wandering in an area without legitimate business, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Motor Vehicle Theft at Marine Sciences Building

Today, Tuesday, February 02, 2016, a University-owned vehicle was reported stolen. The theft took place at the Marine Sciences Building loading dock area between 6:30 p.m. yesterday, February 1, and 11:30 a.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The vehicle is described as a white Ford E250 Econoline van, license plate SH A303.

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

DPS recommends:

  • Do not leave valuables inside a vehicle or unattended.
  • Lock your vehicle and close all windows every time you leave your vehicle, even if only for a few minutes.
  • If your vehicle is equipped with an alarm system, activate it each time you leave the vehicle unattended.
  • When possible, park in areas that are well-lighted.
  • If you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around vehicles, peering into vehicles, and/or trying door handles, or wandering in an area without legitimate business, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Moped Theft at Building 171 moped parking near Athletics Complex

Today, Wednesday, January 26, 2016, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the Building 171 moped parking area near the Athletics Complex on Lower Campus at UH Mānoa between 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 21 and 8:30 a.m., Saturday, January 23. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a black 2013 Zhongneng, license plate 230590.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Moped Theft at Hale Noelani

Today, Sunday, December 20, 2015, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the Hale Noelani moped parking area at UH Mānoa between 2:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. yesterday, Saturday, December 19. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a white 2010 SMC Rexy, license plate R66308.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area)
  • 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.

Motor Vehicle Theft at Zone 20 (Stan Sheriff Center) Parking

Today, Thursday, December 10, a vehicle was reported stolen from the Zone 20 parking area near Stan Sheriff Center at UH Mānoa. The vehicle was stolen between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The vehicle is described as a black, 2-door 1996 Honda Accord, license plate RPJ331.

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

DPS recommends:

  • Do not leave valuables inside a vehicle or unattended.
  • Lock your vehicle and close all windows every time you leave your vehicle, even if only for a few minutes.
  • If your vehicle is equipped with an alarm system, activate it each time you leave the vehicle unattended.
  • When possible, park in areas that are well-lighted.
  • If you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around vehicles, peering into vehicles, and/or trying door handles, or wandering in an area without legitimate business, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Moped Theft at Hale Noelani

Today, Tuesday, December 1, 2015, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the Hale Noelani moped rack at UH Mānoa between 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 27 and 10:45 a.m. today.

The moped is described as a dark blue Sanyang, license plate Z26689.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use multiple solid steel U-Locks or a combination of a U-Lock with a cable or chain lock.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Whenever possible, secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area).
  • If you see something suspicious, call DPS at (808) 956-6911.

TEST of UH Alert emergency communications system

12:40 p.m. UPDATE: The test of the UHM integrated campus-wide UH Alert emergency communications system is now concluded.

11:43 a.m.: This is a TEST email of the UHM integrated campus-wide UH Alert emergency communications system.

In an actual emergency, you would be given instructions, updates and, ultimately, the final all-clear notification via emails and text messages (if you have signed up to receive emergency text alerts). Keep your emergency contact information up-to-date at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.

Emergency information, updates and the all-clear message would also be conveyed via the UHM home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/, emergency phone hotline at (808) 956-0001, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/uhmanoa, and Twitter at http://twitter.com/UHManoaNews.

This TEST is conducted once each semester (this is the Fall 2015 test). If you are having technical trouble with UH ALERT, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu

Campus will test UH Alert emergency communications tomorrow

UH Mānoa will conduct an integrated campus-wide test of its emergency communications capabilities tomorrow, Tuesday, December 1, between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

The following will occur:

  1. Test EMAIL messages will go out to all students, faculty, staff and vicinity contacts.
  2. Test TEXT messages will be sent to those who have signed up to receive emergency TEXT messages at www.hawaii.edu/alert.
  3. The UH Mānoa home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu, social media accounts, and UH emergency hotline at 956-0001 will be updated to reflect the test.

All members of the UH Mānoa community are urged to sign up to receive emergency TEXT alerts (if you have not already done so by going online to the website at www.hawaii.edu/alert.

If you have already signed up, log in at www.hawaii.edu/alert to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date. You may test your cell phone information by sending a test message from the website to your phone. If you are having technical trouble with UH Alert, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation during the December 1, 2015 test of UH Alert.


Two Attempted Vehicle Thefts at Marine Sciences Building

This morning, Monday, November 30, two University-owned vehicles were reported with evidence of attempted theft. At the time of the incidents, these vehicles were parked at the Marine Sciences Building loading zone at UH Mānoa. Reports have been filed with Honolulu Police.

Vehicle #1: The attempted theft took place between Friday, November 27 at 3:00 p.m. and today, Monday, November 30, at 8:00am, and showed evidence of ignition tampering.

Vehicle #2: The attempted theft took place between Wednesday, November 25 at 3:00 p.m., and today, Monday, November 30, at 8:30am, and showed evidence of tampering with the driver’s side door lock.

Please notify the UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) at 911 if have any information regarding these incidents.

DPS recommends:

  • Do not leave valuables inside a vehicle or unattended.
  • Lock your vehicle and close all windows every time you leave your vehicle, even if only for a few minutes.
  • If your vehicle is equipped with an alarm system, activate it each time you leave the vehicle unattended.
  • When possible, park in areas that are well-lighted.
  • If you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around vehicles, peering into vehicles, and/or trying door handles, or wandering in an area without legitimate business, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Moped Theft Report Unfounded (11.24.15 Moped Theft near Moore Hall)

Yesterday evening, Tuesday, November 24, 2015, a moped was reported stolen on campus. This moped theft report was determined to be unfounded, and the owner is aware of its location.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use multiple solid steel U-Locks or a combination of a U-Lock with a cable or chain lock.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Whenever possible, secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area).
  • If you see something suspicious, call DPS at (808) 956-6911.

Campus will test UH Alert emergency communications next Tuesday

UH Mānoa will conduct an integrated campus-wide test of its emergency communications capabilities next Tuesday, December 1, between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

The following will occur:

  1. Test EMAIL messages will go out to all students, faculty, staff and vicinity contacts.
  2. Test TEXT messages will be sent to those who have signed up to receive emergency TEXT messages at www.hawaii.edu/alert.
  3. The UH Mānoa home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu, social media accounts, and UH emergency hotline at 956-0001 will be updated to reflect the test.

All members of the UH Mānoa community are urged to sign up to receive emergency TEXT alerts (if you have not already done so) by going online to the website at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.

If you have already signed up, log in at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date. You may test your cell phone information by sending a test message from the website to your phone. If you are having technical trouble with UH Alert, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.

Thank you in advance of the December 1, 2015 test of UH Alert.


Moped Theft Report Unfounded (11.24.15 Moped Theft near Moore Hall)

Yesterday evening, Tuesday, November 24, 2015, a moped was reported stolen on campus. This moped theft report was determined to be unfounded, and the owner is aware of its location.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use multiple solid steel U-Locks or a combination of a U-Lock with a cable or chain lock.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Whenever possible, secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area).
  • If you see something suspicious, call DPS at (808) 956-6911.

Moped Theft near Moore Hall

Today, Tuesday, November 24, 2015, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the Moore Hall moped rack at UH Mānoa between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. today.

The moped is described as a red Soleil with white rim tires. The license plate number is unknown.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use multiple solid steel U-Locks or a combination of a U-Lock with a cable or chain lock.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Whenever possible, secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area).
  • If you see something suspicious, call DPS at (808) 956-6911.

Moped Theft near Ching Field

Today, Friday, November 6, 2015, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place near Ching Field at UH Mānoa between 12:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a White Ningbo GTX, license plate W70660.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use multiple solid steel U-Locks or a combination of a U-Lock with a cable or chain lock.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Whenever possible, secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area).
  • If you see something suspicious, call DPS at (808) 956-6911.

Moped Theft near Ching Field

Today, Friday, November 6, 2015, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place near Ching Field at UH Mānoa between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a black TaoTao, with a red Waianae sticker, license plate Z30095.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use multiple solid steel U-Locks or a combination of a U-Lock with a cable or chain lock.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Whenever possible, secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area).
  • If you see something suspicious, call DPS at (808) 956-6911.

Moped Theft at Shidler College of Business

Today, Friday, November 6, 2015, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the Shidler College of Business moped parking area at UH Mānoa between 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. yesterday, Thursday, November 5. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a black Rexy, license plate N64927.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use multiple solid steel U-Locks or a combination of a U-Lock with a cable or chain lock.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Whenever possible, secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area).
  • If you see something suspicious, call DPS at (808) 956-6911.

Moped Theft at Hale Noelani

Today, Thursday, October 29, 2015, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the Hale Noelani moped parking area at UH Mānoa between 9:00 p.m. yesterday, Wednesday, October 28 and 9:00 a.m. today. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police.

The moped is described as a black 2013 Taotao, license plate W77106.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use multiple solid steel U-Locks or a combination of a U-Lock with a cable or chain lock.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Whenever possible, secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area).
  • If you see something suspicious, call DPS at (808) 956-6911.

Moped Theft at Kahanamoku Pool

Today, Wednesday, October 28, 2015, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the Kahanamoku Pool moped parking area at UH Mānoa between 12:20 p.m. and 2:30 pm. today.

The moped is described as a blue Soleil, license plate W67833.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use multiple solid steel U-Locks or a combination of a U-Lock with a cable or chain lock.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Whenever possible, secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area).
  • If you see something suspicious, call DPS at (808) 956-6911.

Motorcycle Theft at Hale Noelani

Tonight, 10/23/15 at 7:48 p.m. a student reported the theft of their motorcycle from the Hale Noelani motorcycle/moped parking.

The motorcycle was last seen yesterday at 6:00 p.m., and discovered missing tonight at 7:45 p.m.

The motorcycle was a blue, black and white Yamaha with California license 22C1564. The motorcycle was locked with a large chain secured to a pole.

A report was filed with the Honolulu police.

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

Tips from DPS:

  • Lock your motorcycle/moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • Secure your motorcycle/moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area).
  • Use a solid steel lock that cannot easily be cut or removed from your motorcycle/moped.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your motorcycle/moped before leaving.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the steering column area when locked.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated motorcycle/moped parking area.
  • Don't lock your vehicle in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • 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.

Moped Theft at Hale Anuenue

Today, Friday, October 23, 2015, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the Hale Anuenue moped parking area at UH Mānoa between 10:00 p.m. yesterday, Thursday, October 9 and 10:00 a.m. today Friday October 23.

The moped is described as a Black GTX, license plate W90402.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use multiple solid steel U-Locks or a combination of a U-Lock with a cable or chain lock.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Whenever possible, secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area).
  • If you see something suspicious, call DPS at (808) 956-6911.

Now Offering Active Shooter Awareness & Response Training!

This training program is based upon the Department of Homeland Security's Run-Hide-Fight protocol, which is widely used at college campuses nationwide. Participants in this training session will:

  • Learn about various active shooter situations
  • Discuss measures and options that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of victimization
  • Learn what to expect when DPS and law enforcement arrive on scene
  • Engage with DPS staff to learn about campus safety.

This training session will last approximately two hours. Click HERE to learn more.


Sexual Assault at Student Housing

Today, Tuesday, October 13, 2015, a sexual assault was reported at UH Mānoa. The incident occurred at approximately 12:00 a.m. Midnight. A report has been filed with Honolulu Police Department.

The male suspect is described as:

  • Ethnicity: African American
  • Hair: Black, short
  • Height: 6'4"
  • Build: Slim

The suspect was known to the victim. 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 survivor -- no one deserves, asks for or provokes sexual assault.
  • UHM provides counseling services to students. For information, contact the Counseling and Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927.
  • If you feel that you or others are in danger, look for a blue light Emergency Call Box, or call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.
  • 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.
  • To report suspicious, illegal, or unusual activity on campus, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

Resources for Survivors:
It is hard to know what to do, how to feel, or what your options are after a sexual assault.  Please know that you are not alone. It is hard to know what to do, how to feel, or what your options are after a sexual assault.  Please know that you are not alone. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, here are some options*:

  1. Go to a safe place.
  2. Call the Sex Abuse Treatment Center at (808) 524-7273, a 24-hour hotline. They will send a counselor to meet you at the Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children's Emergency Room at 1319 Punahou Street. All of their services are free and confidential. A medical examination is important because it can protect you from possible injuries, STDs, and pregnancy resulting from the assault. The Sex Abuse Treatment Center does not require you to report the assault to the police, but may be able to hold evidence should you decide to report at a later time. Advocates at the Sex Abuse Treatment Center can assist if you decide to report to the police at that time.
  3. Talk with an advocate or counselor who is trained to assist survivors about the emotional and physical impacts of sex assault. On campus, you can reach either the PAU Violence Program at (808) 956-8059 (http://www.hawaii.edu/womenscenter/) or the Counseling and Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927 (http://manoa.hawaii.edu/counseling/) to talk to an advocate or trained counselor. Trained confidential advocates are also available through the Sex Abuse Treatment Center.
  4. You may report the assault to Honolulu Police at 911 or to the UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (808) 956-6911 (manoa.hawaii.edu/dps). DPS is available 24 hours a day; accessible to you whether you live on or off campus.
  5. Call a family member, friend, or campus counselor. UHM provides counseling services to students, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.. Residents in Student Housing may access these services through Counselors-in-Residence (CIRs) who also live in Student Housing. CIRs are also available for walk-in appointments from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM on weekdays, and after-hours emergency counseling on evenings, weekends, and holidays. CIRs may be reached by contacting your Resident Assistant (RA), the RA on-call, or a Resident Director (RD). For more information, contact the Counseling and Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927 (http://manoa.hawaii.edu/counseling/).
  6. Preserve any physical evidence of the assault. If possible, avoid showering or brushing your teeth, and save all of the clothing you were wearing at the time or linens that were used. Place all garments in a paper (not plastic) bag.
  7. Write down as much as you can remember about the circumstances of the assault, including a description of the assailant.
  8. Get information about legal issues. You may contact the Sex Abuse Treatment Center (808-524-7273) or the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-HOPE).

*Resources listed here are available to sexual assault survivors regardless of whether or not they decide to report the crime.


Moped Theft at Hale Noelani

Today, Saturday, October 10, 2015, a moped was reported stolen. The theft took place at the Hale Noelani moped parking area at UH Mānoa between 10:00 p.m. yesterday, Friday, October 9 and 12:00 a.m. Midnight today.

The moped is described as a Red Sym DD 50, license plate Z28594.

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 recommends:

  • Lock your moped, even if leaving it unattended for just a few minutes.
  • To avoid a citation or tow on campus, park in a designated moped parking area.
  • Use multiple solid steel U-Locks or a combination of a U-Lock with a cable or chain lock.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your moped before leaving.
  • Don't lock your scooter in the same location all the time -- thieves notice patterns.
  • Be sure that your lock or chain cannot be lifted over the seat or the handlebar area when locked.
  • Whenever possible, secure your moped to a rack or other immovable object (provided you are still in a legal parking area).
  • If you see something suspicious, call DPS at (808) 956-6911.

Now Offering Active Shooter Awareness & Response Training!

Dear UH Mānoa Community,

To better prepare and protect our University of Hawaii at Mānoa community, the UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety would like to inform you of various resources the department offers, including the Active Shooter Awareness and Response Training. This training is open to any interested faculty, staff or student group on the Mānoa campus. During this important training, participants will:

  • Learn about various active shooter situations
  • Discuss measures and options that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of victimization
  • Learn what to expect when DPS and law enforcement arrive on scene
  • Engage with DPS staff to learn about campus safety

This is training session will last approximately two hours. To learn more about this valuable training opportunity, or to schedule a session, please contact the UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety by email at dpschief@hawaii.edu, or by phone at (808) 956-9293.

For further information on active shooter preparedness, please visit the DPS website at: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/dps/activeshooter.html. This webpage provides valuable information modeled after the Department of Homeland Security's Run-Hide-Fight program.

We also strongly recommend that all students, faculty, and staff register for our UH Alert system, which provides text message updates during any event that presents an immediate danger to the campus community. To sign up for UH Alert, visit: https://www.hawaii.edu/alert/.

We look forward to our future training opportunities on campus, and encourage our community to report any suspicious activity on campus to DPS by calling (808) 956-6911.