The District 6 (Waikiki)

Community Policing Team

808-723-3349



TOURIST CRIME PREVENTION INFORMATION 

 

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this circular is to standardize tourist crime prevention information presented during community crime prevention meetings. This circular will assist personnel conducting community meetings as they impart basic crime prevention techniques for reducing crimes against tourists.

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The City of Honolulu is considered to be among the safest "major" cities in the United States. The Honolulu Police Department wants each tourist frequenting this City to have a safe, crime free visit. Honolulu invites tourists to enjoy all attractions the City has to offer. There are, however, some basic crime prevention tips of which tourists should be aware. The Honolulu Police Department offers several tourist crime prevention tips. Following these tourist crime prevention tips can help protect tourists against the occasional pitfalls that can occur, even to the most experienced traveler. Consider the following:

 

Cash: Do not carry large amounts of cash. If you must carry cash, never display large amounts. When possible, carry cash substitutes such as traveler's checks or credit cards. Keep a written record of your traveler's checks and credit card numbers and keep them in a safe place.

 

Luggage: Remove old flight tags from your luggage. Old flight tags can cause confusion and misdirect your luggage. Band your luggage as a safeguard against pilferage while in transit. Locked luggage can be easily opened by luggage handlers or professional thieves. Placing a band, strap or tie around luggage, or a seal on the zipper, is an effective deterrent against theft. Be sure to provide adequate identification on the outside and inside of your luggage. In the event your luggage is misdirected, proper identification will ensure prompt recovery and forwarding.

 

Never leave your luggage unattended, not even for a brief moment, and beware of distractions. While waiting for a room reservation or departing to another destination, keep all of your property in plain view. Designated hotel personnel are usually available to assist you with your luggage. Use the luggage check in service, normally located at the front desk. Never store cash, jewelry, medicine or other valuables in your luggage.

 

Hotel Tips: Never leave valuables in your hotel room. Hotel management encourages guests to use their safe-deposit box services.

 

When you get to your room, determine the most direct routes to the elevator, stairs and fire escapes. Most room doors are equipped with interior locking devices that can be used while you are in the room. Use of interior locking devices affords you extra security. If additional security is desired, purchase a portable travel lock.

 

Never automatically open your door. If your door has a peephole, use it. Prior to opening your door, always know the identity of the caller. Hotel employees should have identification. If someone claims to be a maintenance or repair employee, ask to see identification. Telephone the front desk for verification if you have any questions or doubts. Never invite strangers to your room, no matter how helpful or charming they appear.

 

When leaving your room, lock the door, even if you are briefly darting down the hall for a towel or ice. If you leave your room in the evening, turn on a light and leave a radio or television on to make it seem that the room is occupied. Always pull the door shut by hand and double check it. When you retire for the evening, make sure to use the deadbolt on the door.

 

Sightseeing Crime Prevention: Make note of your passport number. If it becomes lost or stolen, knowing your passport number will facilitate getting a new passport. Prior to your day of sightseeing, obtain directions at the hotel for those attractions you intend to visit. Never discuss your sightseeing schedule in the presence of strangers. When possible, travel with another person or group while sightseeing or shopping. During the evening, always travel on well-lighted streets.

 

If you must carry large amounts of cash, there are several varieties of money belts and ankle wallets that can be purchased. Never carry your wallet in your rear pants pocket. If you must carry a purse, firmly grasp the top portion of the purse while shopping, waiting for, or riding a bus.

 

Be aware of your surroundings and watch for suspicious people or vehicles. When driving, keep your vehicle doors locked at all times and windows rolled up. Keep your vehicle and house keys on separate key rings. Never pick up hitchhikers.

 

Beach Crime Prevention Tips:  Never leave your Purse, wallet, camera, video camera, laptop and other electronic devices unattended at the beach. Never carry large amount of cash or credit cards. Remember that any expensive items left in plain view at the beach invite theft. . Someone may be watching you as you are hiding your items in your beach bag, under you towel or in you shoes. Instead return to your hotel for snacks or a meal. Remember that any expensive items left in plain view at the beach invite theft. . Someone may be watching you.

 

Pickpockets: Pickpockets usually work in teams of two or three people. They take their time, stalk their victims, and strike when the victims are most vulnerable. Always be aware of staged distractions. Pickpockets may drop something in front of you, or cause a loud commotion near you, as a distraction. Once you are distracted, the other pickpocket steals your valuables and walks away.

 

If you are jostled, bumped, or crowded by anyone, consider that a pickpocket may be in action. If your pocket is picked, call out immediately for assistance and warn others.

 

Vehicle Tips: Never leave your vehicle with the engine running or keys in the ignition. Always lock your vehicle, close the windows, and take the keys with you. Never leave your wallet, credit cards, registration or driver's license in your vehicle. Remember that any expensive items left in plain view invite theft.

 

Your vehicle trunk is not completely secure, but it is the safest place to store your valuables while traveling. Lock luggage, packages or other valuables, including citizen band radios and tape decks, in the vehicle trunk. Avoid transferring items to the trunk of the vehicle at the location where it is parked. Someone may be watching you.

 

Park in well-lighted areas and use valet parking whenever possible. Always take your parking lot ticket with you. Leaving it in the vehicle allows thieves to exit the parking lot without being challenged. Thieves know if they attempt to exit a lot without a ticket, the parking lot attendants will demand proof of vehicle ownership. Always check your vehicle before entering to ensure no one is hiding inside.

 

Record the make, model, year, color and license number of your vehicle. Keep this information in a safe place. This will assist in locating your vehicle if it is lost, stolen, or impounded. Never advertise that you are a tourist. Ensure any vehicle you rent is nondescript. The exterior of the vehicle should be free of rental agency decals, stickers or other company logos. These visual cues can alert criminals to your visitor/tourist status. Place all maps and travel brochures in the glove compartment.

 

CONCLUSION

 

Tourists can take precautionary steps to minimize their chances of being victimized. This information is meant to contribute to the personal security of tourists while traveling in the City of Honolulu. You can never be too careful, prepared or aware.

 

For more information on Pedestrian Safety, contact Corporal Richard Fikani @ (808) 723-3349 or at rfikani@honolulu.gov

 

 

 


Kuhio Mini Park - Project Clean Event

Kuhio Mini Park - Project Clean Event

Kuhio Mini Park - Project Clean Event

Kuhio Mini Park - Project Clean Event

Kuhio Mini Park - Project Clean Event

Kuhio Mini Park - Project Clean Event

NFL Block Party

NFL Block Party

NFL Block Party

NFL Block Party

Waikiki Community Center Holiday Party

Waikiki Community Center Holiday Party

Waikiki Community Center Holiday Party

Waikiki Community Center Holiday Party

Waikiki Community Center Holiday Party

Waikiki Community Center Holiday Party

18th Annual Aloha Christmas Program

18th Annual Aloha Christmas Program

18th Annual Aloha Christmas Program

18th Annual Aloha Christmas Program

"Let's Make a Difference Day!"

"Let's Make a Differnce Day!

"Let' Make a Difference Day!"

"Let's Make a Diffence Day!"

"Let's Make a Difference Day!"

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Volunteers from Papaku no Kameha'ikana, 808 Urban, Estria Foundation and community members cleaned the Kuhio Mini Park of trash and other debris. Stories of Kapoi, Kakuhihewa's Heiau, Ainahau (the home of Kaiulani) were discussed. Artist John "Prime" Hina, Estria Miyashiro and Officer Tony Kalakui shared their involvement with Kuhio Mini Park community makeover project.

Volunteers from Papaku no Kameha'ikana, 808 Urban, Estria Foundation and community members cleaned the Kuhio Mini Park of trash and other debris. Stories of Kapoi, Kakuhihewa's Heiau, Ainahau (the home of Kaiulani) were discussed. Artist John "Prime" Hina, Estria Miyashiro and Officer Tony Kalakui shared their involvement with Kuhio Mini Park community makeover project.

Volunteers from Papaku no Kameha'ikana, 808 Urban, Estria Foundation and community members cleaned the Kuhio Mini Park of trash and other debris. Stories of Kapoi, Kakuhihewa's Heiau, Ainahau (the home of Kaiulani) were discussed. Artist John "Prime" Hina, Estria Miyashiro and Officer Tony Kalakui shared their involvement with Kuhio Mini Park community makeover project.

Henry Kapono was one of the entertainers who performed for the thousands of people who attended the Pro Bowl Block Party. Food Tents, Arts and Crafts, Clothing, NFL products and four stages of entertainment covered Kalakaua Avenue during this spectacular event.

Henry Kapono was one of the entertainers who performed for the thousands of people who attended the Pro Bowl Block Party. Food Tents, Arts and Crafts, Clothing, NFL products and four stages of entertainment covered Kalakaua Avenue during this spectacular event.

Waikiki Community Center and Duke's sponsored a Holiday Party for the students of Jefferson Elementary School. The Salvation Army Band performed while special guest sang carols. Santa Claus arrived and distributed gifts to all the children in attendance.

Waikiki Community Center and Duke's sponsored a Holiday Party for the students of Jefferson Elementary School. The Salvation Army Band performed while special guest sang carols. Santa Claus arrived and distributed gifts to all the children in attendance.

Waikiki Community Center and Duke's sponsored a Holiday Party for the students of Jefferson Elementary School. The Salvation Army Band performed while special guest sang carols. Santa Claus arrived and distributed gifts to all the children in attendance.

18th Annual Aloha Christmas Program was held at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Jefferson Elementary Staff selected 50 at risk youth to attend. The selected students, their parents and siblings where treated to a night of entertainment, and an awesome meal. Santa arrived and distributed gifts to all the children.

18th Annual Aloha Christmas Program was held at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Jefferson Elementary Staff selected 50 at risk youth to attend. The selected students, their parents and siblings where treated to a night of entertainment, and an awesome meal. Santa arrived and distributed gifts to all the children.

On Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 7 a.m. at the Duke Kahanamoku Statue in Kuhio Beach Park the Waikiki Improvement Association's, Waikiki Ohana Workforce and the Honolulu Police Department's, District 6 Commnuity Policing Team teamed up for "Make a Difference Day" Beach Clean Up. 108 business and community members participated in the clean up which covered the beach area from the Hilton Hawaiian Village to Kaimana Beach.

On Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 7 a.m. at the Duke Kahanamoku Statue in Kuhio Beach Park the Waikiki Improvement Association's, Waikiki Ohana Workforce and the Honolulu Police Department's, District 6 Commnuity Policing Team teamed up for "Make a Difference Day" Beach Clean Up. 108 business and community members participated in the clean up which covered the beach area from the Hilton Hawaiian Village to Kaimana Beach.

On Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 7 a.m. at the Duke Kahanamoku Statue in Kuhio Beach Park the Waikiki Improvement Association's, Waikiki Ohana Workforce and the Honolulu Police Department's, District 6 Commnuity Policing Team teamed up for "Make a Difference Day" Beach Clean Up. 108 business and community members participated in the clean up which covered the beach area from the Hilton Hawaiian Village to Kaimana Beach.

On Saturday, October 27, 2013 at 7 a.m. at the Duke Kahanamoku Statue in Kuhio Beach Park the Waikiki Improvement Association's, Waikiki Ohana Workforce and the Honolulu Police Department's, District 6 Commnuity Policing Team teamed up for "Make a Difference Day" Beach Clean Up. 108 business and community members participated in the clean up which covered the beach area from the Hilton Hawaiian Village to Kaimana Beach.

On Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 7 a.m. at the Duke Kahanamoku Statue in Kuhio Beach Park the Waikiki Improvement Association's, Waikiki Ohana Workforce and the Honolulu Police Department's, District 6 Commnuity Policing Team teamed up for "Make a Difference Day" Beach Clean Up. 108 business and community members participated in the clean up which covered the beach area from the Hilton Hawaiian Village to Kaimana Beach.


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10/25/2014

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D6: Waikiki Ohana Workforce Clean-up


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