Honolulu Commnity College (HonCC) is committed to providing a safe and secure campus environment for students, faculty, staff, and guests. This pamphlet responds to the needs of the campus community and to the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. HonCC is located a short distance from the heart of downtown Honolulu and occupies over 20 acres on Dillingham Boulevard in the Kalihi-Palama area. The Automotive and the Diesel Mechanic shops are located on Kokea Street. The Aeronautics Maintenance program is located by the Honolulu International Airport, the Marine Education and Training Center is at Sand Island, and the Commercial Aviation Program is at Kalaeloa.
The University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents assigned authority for campus safety to the Chancellor, who delegated Campus Security operations to the Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services, phone (808) 845-9123. Campus Security is responsible for providing security service for the campus and is located on the main Dillingham Boulevard campus in Building 4. The unit is staffed by a Security Supervisor and three Security Officers who are on duty on a regular schedule: Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM; Saturday, and holidays, 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Campus buildings are protected by a silent alarm system.
On campus, Security Officers ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws, as well as the rules and regulations of HonCC. They patrol the campus by vehicle and on foot, and perform the full range of public safety services dealing with incident reports, campus investigations, medical and fire emergencies, traffic accidents, enforcement of laws regulating the use of alcohol, drugs, and weapons, and all other situations requiring Campus Security assistance. Upon request, Campus Security will conduct presentations in crime prevention and campus security procedures.
Campus Security Officers do not have police powers and are not authorized to carry firearms; any campus incident requiring an arrest is referred to the Honolulu Police Department. Campus Security officers are trained in areas such as emergency first aid, CPR, report writing, investigative skills, and other security issues by experts from federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. HonCC maintains good working relations with local law enforcement agencies.
Routine facility and landscaping assessment are made to minimize hazardous conditions. Exterior lighting, doors, and shrubbery are checked for unsafe conditions and reported to the Maintenance Department where repairs are given priority.
Access to Campus Facilities
HonCC’s facilities are open to students, faculty, staff, and the public during the day and evening hours when classes are in session. During the times that HonCC is officially closed, buildings are locked, and access must be authorized by the Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services (VCAS). A Honolulu Community College Facilities Use form must be submitted and approved by the VCAS before access is allowed.
Crime Prevention Programs
HonCC’s crime prevention programs are based upon the dual concept of eliminating or minimizing opportunities for crime, while encouraging students and employees to assume responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others by taking common sense precaution. The following is a listing of HonCC’s crime prevention programs.
- Escort Services -- By policy, Campus Security provides escort services for anyone requesting an escort when walking on campus at night. An escort will accompany you to any facility or vehicle parked on campus, and can be summoned to your location by calling Campus Security at (808) 271-4836.
- Facilities and Grounds Surveys -- All potential safety and security hazards observed by Campus Security Officers on patrol are promptly reported to the appropriate unit for corrective action. The Security Supervisor also participates in the review of the safety issues and concerns of the College.
- Informational/Educational Programs -- Informational programs related to sexual assault are offered during the academic year. These programs are publicized in campus publications and through flyers. As appropriate, referrals may be made to outside counseling services or agencies upon request.
A successful campus safety program needs the cooperation, involvement, and support of students and faculty.
Take the following precautions:
- Travel and park in lighted areas; travel in pairs, if possible; be aware of your surroundings; use the escort service.
- Report any suspicious persons or activities; report all incidents no matter how minor; report losses immediately.
- Be sure to lock/secure windows and doors in your office or room; lock your vehicles; store valuables out of view.
- Never loan keys to anyone as they are easily lost, stolen, or duplicated.
- Mark or engrave your belongings; don’t leave belongings/valuables unattended.
- Register your bike/moped.
The use of skateboards, roller skates, and in-line skates is prohibited on Campus. Mopeds, scooters, and motorized bicycles cannot be operated on the Campus Mall.
Reporting Crimes and Emergencies
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to report all suspicious activities and/or persons observed on campus, all criminal incidents and violations, and all emergencies to Campus Security. At the three off-campus locations, the Marine Education Training Center, Aeronautics Program & Commercial Aviation Program, call 911 immediately for emergencies and criminal incidents and violations; report these incidents afterward to Campus Security at (808) 284-1270.
Calls should be made promptly to improve Campus Security and Police ability to prevent potential crimes, to apprehend suspects, and/or to investigate situations. Upon receipt of a call, a Security Officer will respond immediately to the site of the emergency. Every incident is investigated, and a report is filed by the Investigating Officer upon receipt of a complaint.
In addition, we also have an anonymous telephone line; callers who have an incident or crime to report, but wish to remain anonymous may dial (808) 842-2595.
Statistics of reported criminal activity are kept by the Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services. Daily activities are summarized, and appropriate incidents are reported in detail. As mandated by Federal Legislation, the following statistics are compiled yearly, are available upon request for prospective students and employees of the College, and are distributed regularly to current students and employees of the College.
- Disability Services: (808) 845-9272
- Health Nurse: (Cell) (808) 284-1140
- Health Office (Voice/Text): (808) 845-9282
- Mental Health Counselor: (808) 845-9180
Emergencies: (808) 284-1270
Non-Emergencies: (808) 271-4836
- Sexual Harassment Reporting:
Students: (808) 845-9235
Employees: (808) 847-9843
- Hotline for Confidential Reporting: (808) 842-2595
Community Assistance Programs
- Alcoholics Anonymous: (808) 946-1438
- ASK Aloha United Way (statewide referral service): 2-1-1
- Child Protective Services: (808) 832-5300
- Civil Defense Agency: (808) 523-4121
- CrimeStoppers: (808) 955-8300
- Domestic Violence Hotline: (808) 841-0822
- Narcotics Anonymous Helpline: (808) 734-4357
- Poison Control Center: (800) 222-1222
- Sex Abuse Treatment Center (Hotline): (808) 524-7273
- ACCESS (Suicide & Crisis Intervention): (808) 832-3100
Last updated: October 4, 2011
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