Major Events Division
The Major Events Division (MED) is responsible for all major events that exceed the capabilities and resources of a patrol division. The division is also responsible for providing planning, coordination, and training for civil defense and homeland security operations and managing the Special Duty unit. The MED is comprised of the Scheduled Events and the Unscheduled Events Sections.
The Scheduled Events Section deals with planned events that we want to happen (e.g., parades, Honolulu Marathon, etc.).
The Scheduled Events Section is comprised of the following elements:
- Special Duty
- Event Planning Unit
- Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Unit (ATIU)
- Joint Terrorism Task Force – Pacific (JTTF-Pacific)
- Hawaii Pacific Regional Information Clearinghouse (PacClear) Fusion Center
The Unscheduled Events Section deals with large-scale, natural or man-made events that can occur with little or no warning (e.g., tsunamis, earthquakes, terrorism-related incidents, etc.).
The Unscheduled Events Section is comprised of the following elements:
- Logistics Branch
- Procurement Unit
- Civil Defense Coordinator
- Specialized Training Unit
- Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CI & KR) Protection
Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Unit
The mission of the Honolulu Police Department’s Antiterrorism Intelligence Unit (ATIU) is to ensure the safety of our citizens by deterring any acts of terrorism in the City and County of Honolulu, State of Hawaii.
Through the partnerships with state, local, and federal agencies involved in the Joint Terrorism Task Force – Pacific, we are committed to preventing the execution of terrorist acts, disrupting terrorist activities, dismantling terrorist support networks, and assisting the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in pursuing criminal prosecution.
Targets of terrorism may include
- Critical infrastructure
- Special events (large crowd gatherings
- Government buildings
- Shopping centers
- Schools, universities
- Banking, financial institutions
What should I consider suspicious activity?
Here are some indicators of possible terrorist activity.
- Photographing, sketching, note taking near key facilities
- Asking unusual questions regarding security and number of employees
- Attempts to penetrate security; time emergency response
- Possession of unauthorized uniforms and identification and access cards
- Possession of large amounts of chemicals, explosives, and weapons
- Passenger vehicles and trucks that appear out of place, are loaded with suspicious items, and have a chemical odor.
What should I do?
Report the suspicious activity as soon as possible.
- If its an emergency situation, call 911.
- If you observe a suspicious activity with no immediate danger, report the activity by submitting an online Suspicious Activity Report or call (808)723-8581.
- Do not confront anyone. You may be placing yourself in danger.
What information is helpful?
Any information you provide will be helpful--the more information the better.
- Location: Exact address (if possible) or description of location
- Description: Height, weight, hair color, eye color, complexion, type of clothing usually worn, ethnic background, and name of the person if you know the person
- Vehicles: License plate numbers (Hawaii, California, etc.) of any vehicles used by the suspects and description of the vehicles (color, 2 or 4 doors, etc.).
- Possessions/Weapons: Cameras, binoculars, maps, sketches, and drawings
- Activity: The type of suspicious activity that is occurring
- Date and Time: Note the date and time
- Contact Number: If you want the investigator to contact you, leave a telephone number or you may remain anonymous. All information is kept confidential.