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Campus Security

The Hawaii Community College Security Office protects and serves the HawCC community twenty four hours a day, 365 days a year. The HawCC Security Office is responsible for public safety at both the Monono Campus in Hilo and the Pālamanui Campus in Kona. The office is responsible for a number of campus safety and security programs including emergency management, community safety and security education, and physical security, including security technology, behavioral threat assessment, and special event management. The department is comprised of a Chief of Safety and Security, nine University Campus Security Officers, one Contract Security Supervisor and eleven Contract Security Guards.

Mission

Protecting our campus Ohana by promoting safety and security with a spirit of Aloha; Akahai (kindness), Lōkahi (unity), ʻOluʻolu (to be agreeable), Haʻahaʻa (humility) and Ahonui (patience).

Vision

We envision Hawai‘i Community College Manono Campus as the safest educational institution in the state of Hawai‘i. Staff and students are knowledgeable in regard to policies and procedures aimed at protecting the social and physical integrity of the campus community as a whole. The implementation of state of the art technology for deterrence and investigative purposes will contribute to our high level of security.

Philosophy

Campus Security is dedicated in providing safety and security services in the most effective manner possible. We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality and efficiency in responding to emergencies and alarms, making emergency notifications, and securing rooms, buildings, parking lots, and grounds. Exterior lighting, doors, and shrubbery are checked for unsafe conditions and reported to the maintenance department, where repairs are given top priority. Educating our staff and students in safety issues and prevention measures is paramount to providing optimum safety to our campus members and environment.

The college is a diverse and ever-changing community. This requires constant efforts by the HawCC Security Department to partner with local law enforcement agencies and educate the students, employees, and the community to deter and reduce crime, and to resolve security issues through modern policing. This will be accomplished through:

  • strengthening our partnership with the community through community-oriented policing practices;
  • achieving operational excellence through improving efficiency in operations and aligning services with resources; and
  • pursuing innovation through the responsible use of technology.