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

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String of Moped Thefts on UH Mānoa Campus

UH Mānoa has experienced a recent string of moped thefts on UH Mānoa campus. Three incidents occurred at the moped racks near Hale Aloha Lokelani, one occurred at moped racks near Hale Aloha Mokihana, and one occurred in Zone 19 parking near Stan Sheriff Center. While it is still possible for a moped to be stolen while locked, the majority of our moped thefts involve mopeds that are either unlocked or improperly locked (just a chain through the tire isn't enough – we recommend locking the moped to an immovable object). Please read below for more tips.

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:

  • Use a solid steel lock with a heavy chain that cannot easily be cut or removed from your moped (for bikes, we recommend at least two heavy locks on the frame, both tires, and seat). Be sure that locks or chains cannot be lifted over the seat or handlebar area when locked. For more information on how to properly lock your bike or moped, visit
  • The moped should be secured to an immovable object - mopeds are light and easy to lift, so it is important that the moped is locked to a rack so it is not as easy to take.
  • Remove unsecured items or personal belongings from your bike or moped before leaving.
  • Park your vehicle, bike or moped in a secured, well-lit, and legal 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. For more information, visit this link:
  • 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
  • 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.

DPS Seeking Identity of Burglary Suspect at QLCSS

The UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for our community's help in identifying a person of interest in a recent burglary at Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services (QLCSS) at UH Mānoa between 3:30 a.m. and 4:35 a.m. on Sunday, October 20.

The man depicted in the photo below is a person of interest to the UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety. If you know the identity of this person, you are asked to call DPS at (808) 956-6911. This case is currently under investigation by the Honolulu Police Department.

If you have an office at QLCSS, please carefully check your office area for any missing items or signs of disturbance, and notify DPS if anything seems out of place.

DPS recommends the following tips for preventing a burglary of your office:

  • Always lock all doors and windows, even when taking quick trips away from your office
  • If you lose the keys to your office, be sure to report it immediately so the lock can be re-keyed.
  • All departments should have a key management system to ensure that keys are checked out and returned as appropriate, especially when an employee leaves employment at UH Mānoa. This process should be audited on a periodic basis to ensure that all keys are accounted for.
  • Whenever possible, keep valuables secured, out of sight, and/or locked away
  • DPS has a Security Assessment program available to offices on campus. For information about this program, please visit:
  • To report suspicious people, vehicles, or activity on campus, call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or HPD at 911.

If you know the identity of this person, please call UHM DPS at (808) 956-6911.

Burglary suspect