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Police to hold ‘active shooter’ presentation in Kona Tuesday (Aug 23)


The Hawaiʻi Police Department will make an “active shooter” presentation in Kailua-Kona, on Tuesday, August 23.

The presentation, which is open to the public, will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the West Hawaiʻi Civic Center Community Meeting Hale.

It is designed to help individuals increase their survivability should they encounter an active shooter or other type of active violent incident. Police will provide information on previous incidents of mass violence, recent events, best practices for those caught in such situations, law enforcement’s response, and how to work together as a community toward prevention. They will also provide additional resources for participants so they can continue their education on this topic, followed by a question-and answer segment.

Persons unable to attend may obtain “active shooter” information by viewing the “Active Shooter/Violence Awareness” page on the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s website ( under the “Services” tab.

For more information about this event, please contact Sergeant Roylen Valera of the Kona Community Policing Section at 326-4646, extension 259, or

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