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HI-PAL program taking entries to create pledge against ‘ice’ use


Police Chief Harry Kubojiri has again asked the HawaiÊ»i Police Activities League (HI-PAL) program to reach out to intermediate schools island wide to engage in a friendly competition to create a pledge against “ice” use. The winning pledge will be used and uttered by participants before the 31st Annual Winter Basketball Classic being held December 26-29.

The pledge must be short (three to five sentences), precise and to the point. It must include the phrase “Not Even Once,” which is part of the HawaiÊ»i Meth Project’s message to HawaiÊ»i’s youth.

All interested intermediate school students are encouraged to submit a pledge submission along with their name, age, school and grade. Application forms are available at the Police Department’s website ( at the following links: (Ice pledge application–PDF version) (Ice Pledge application–html version).

Pledges entries can be submitted by any of the following methods:

  • Drop it off with the School Resource Officer at your intermediate school
  • Drop it off at the HI-PAL office in either Hilo or Kona
  • Mail it to: HI-PAL Program, c/o HawaiÊ»i Police Dept., 349 KapiÊ»olani Street, Hilo, HI 96720
  • FAX it to 933-4000
  • Scan and email it as an attachment to

Interested students are advised to act quickly. To qualify, entries must be received by next Monday, December 5.

For more information, please call Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. at 961-2220.

A representative of the HawaiÊ»i Police Department will recognize the winner during the Winter Basket Ball Classic’s “Skills Challenge Night” on Tuesday, December 27.

Good luck and remember…”Not Even Once!”

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