Police to Meet with Residents in Volcano

From Hawaii County Police Department:

The Hawai?i Police Department will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, March 17, from 12 to 2 p.m. at Cooper Center in Volcano Village.

The purpose of the meeting is to allow the public to meet the Police Department’s command staff and to discuss police related concerns with the police chief and commanders who oversee police operations in the Puna District.

The Puna event continues district community meetings, which are rotated throughout the eight police districts on Hawai?i Island. To aid police commanders in focusing on specific community concerns, they ask that participation in this meeting be limited to persons who live or work in the Puna District.

Those interested in participating but unable to attend may e-mail their concerns or comments to copsysop@hawaiipolice.com.

For more information, you may call Captain Samuel Jelsma at 965-2716.

4 replies
  1. Sara Steiner
    Sara Steiner says:

    I sent a note to the Captain, asking if in the future we could have Puna Community meetings a little bit more in Puna, like Keaau or Pahoa, because Volcano is really far away for some folks, and they have already got a few of these meetings up there already.

  2. Sara Steiner
    Sara Steiner says:

    Also, with all the empty houses now, and the resultant squatting and looting, you can’t call the police and have them respond, unless you are the owner calling. So Neighborhood Watch is good, but can they actually call the police and get a response if they see someone breaking into a house and the owner is not there?

  3. Alan McNarie
    Alan McNarie says:

    Actually, the Volcano area has experienced a rash of burglaries recently, too–and unlike Pahoa and Kea’au, it doesn’t have a regularly manned police station.

  4. Sara Steiner
    Sara Steiner says:

    Oh, thanks Alan. I did try to email the police link provided, and it came back as undeliverable. So at least the Volcano folks will be able to talk to them.

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