Hawai’i Pacific University Security and Safety Department

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Security and Campus Resources Contact:

Hawai’i Pacific University Security and Safety Department

Aloha Tower Marketplace Security

Security Office 544-1400
Cellular 294-4276

Downtown Campus

Cellular 321-1892

Hawaii Loa Campus

Front gate 236-3515
Security Office 236-3500
Cellular 478-2788

Oceanic Institute

Security Office 259-3170
Cellular 220-2899

Hawai’i Pacific University Counseling and Behavioral Health Services

Hawai’i Loa 236-3578
Downtown 544-1198

Hawai’i Pacific University Chaplain

Downtown 544-9294

Residence Life

Hawai’i Loa 236-3540

Outside Agencies (Police, Fire, Etc.) Contact Information


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HPU's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report 2015

Hawai'i Pacific University’s Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report are organized to meet the compliance requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA).

In addition to this report, campus security statistics are also posted on the Hawai'i Pacific University Security and Safety Department website:  www.hpu.edu/About_HPU/security/index.html. Each year, all enrolled students receive e-mail notification of the website to access this report. Faculty and staff receive similar notification via e-mail and at new employee orientations. Copies of the report may also be obtained by contacting the Director of Security and Safety at 808-236-3597. All prospective employees may obtain a copy of this report from the Human Resources Department located in the FH Building at 1132 Bishop Street, Suite 310, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 96813, or by calling 808-544-1188. Security statistics for the Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report 2015 are for the following years: 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Campus Security

Hawai'i Pacific University has security at its four campuses: Hawai'i Loa, Downtown, Oceanic Institute and the Aloha Tower Marketplace.  Hawai'i Pacific University has a Security and Safety Director who oversees the security and safety operations of all four campuses and facilitates security services on military base campuses.

Hawai'i Loa Campus

The Hawai'i Loa campus has Security Officers on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.   Shift hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.  There are two in-house Security Officers who are supplemented with a contracted security service. 

Downtown Campus

Downtown campus security hours are from 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. on weekdays, 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Sundays.  Security Officers at the Downtown campus are from a contracted security service.

Oceanic Institute

Oceanic Institute is an aquaculture research facility and has Security Officers on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Shift hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m., and 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.  Security staff is in-house and have dual roles in maintenance and security.  Being a research facility, Security/Maintenance is trained to deal with mechanical problems with research equipment along with Security Officer responsibilities.

Aloha Tower Marketplace

Aloha Tower Marketplace (ATM) is a new campus for the University.  ATM is a three story facility located at Honolulu Harbor, Pier 9.  The first floor is a mix of commercial and University facilities.  The second floor is for residential life and the third floor is the management office.  Presently, the facility is not ready for University use, and is going through renovation.  Security shift hours are 12:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

 

Security Training

Security personnel are trained in:  CPR, First Aid and AED; security operations procedures for the particular site; traffic control; report writing; human interaction; and enforcement of the Campus and Student Codes of Conduct.  The Director of Security and Safety provides annual training (either in-house or contracted) in August to Security Officers regarding the Clery Act and their responsibilities as Campus Security Authorities.  For those security personnel members that are hired during the year, the contracted security company will provide Clery Act training to these individuals using the materials provided by the Director of Security and Safety.  Campus Security are not allowed to work on any University campus until Clery Act training has been completed.  The Director of Security and Safety also provides annual Clery Act training in July/August to University staff and faculty; attendance logs for these training sessions are forwarded to Human Resources.  Security Officers do not carry firearms and do not have arrest powers.   Security personnel are responsible for maintaining public order on campuses.  The approach to this responsibility is with professionalism and discretion and with the understanding that service to the campus community is paramount.

Security Office Locations

The Hawai`i Loa campus has two Security Offices, one located in the main building (AC) ground floor and a second on the first floor of the Dining Commons, north side of building.  The primary Hawai’i Loa campus security phone number is 808-236-3515, or dial 33333 from an HPU land line.  The Director for Security and Safety is available by dialing 22222 from an HPU land line. The emergency cellular number is 808-478-2788.

The Downtown campus does not have a dedicated Security Office but the presence of Security Officers is visible on Fort Street Mall.  The Downtown campus security phone number is 808-321-1892.  

The Oceanic Institute Security Office is located in the Maintenance Building.  Oceanic Institute Security Office phone number is 808-259-3170 and the cellular number is 808-220-2899.

Aloha Tower Marketplace Security Office is located in Building 4, ground floor.  The ATM Security Office phone number is 808-544-1400 and the cellular number is 808-294-4276.

University Security Cameras

Security Officers at the Hawai'i Loa, Downtown and ATM campuses are assisted in their duties with the use of a camera monitoring system (Lighthouse), which is supervised by the University’s Information Technology Services (ITS) Division.  The camera monitoring system, which consists of 28 cameras at the Hawai'i Loa campus, 23 cameras at the Downtown campus, and 59 cameras at the Aloha Tower campus are used to monitor various interior public areas, labs, and high-risk areas. 

Reporting Crimes and Emergencies


Whether it happens to you or you are a witness, you have the responsibility to report a crime. If a crime occurs on or around campus, report it immediately to HPU Security or the Honolulu Police Department (HPD). HPD has primary jurisdiction over the areas surrounding all HPU’s campuses and is generally called for any incident, crime, or emergency that is outside of the authority of HPU Security.

The Hawai’i Loa front gate is staffed by Campus Security 24 hours a day including holidays and weekends.    For non-emergency situations, Hawaii Loa Security can be reached at 236-3515.  There are emergency phones on the first or second floor of each residence hall. These phones are directly linked to Campus Security at the front gate and also allows the caller to dial #-9-1-1. 

The non-emergency phone numbers for Campus Security located at other locations are as follows: 808-321-1892 (Downtown), 808-220-2899 (Oceanic Institute), 808-544-1400 (ATM) or 9-1-1 for emergencies.  Whenever possible, the actual victim or witness to the crime should call the police directly.  Firsthand information is always more accurate and complete.  If someone merely gives you information and leaves, please include this information. When notified, Security will dispatch the appropriate Security Officer or contact HPD, firefighters or paramedics/EMTs to handle the call if necessary.

The Security Officers are in constant radio contact with other Security Officers who are stationed or roving throughout the HPU community and available to respond to situations as they arise.

Upon receiving information concerning an incident, a Security Officer or police officer will investigate the incident, document the information, and take appropriate action. Security may work with the Honolulu Police Department and other state and federal agencies. Cases are adjudicated through the county in which the incident occurred and/or through the University’s judicial system.

Campus Security Authorities

Students are encouraged to report crimes to Campus Security Authorities (CSA). The following are Campus Security Authorities as defined by federal legislation, specifically the Clery Act.

  • Hawai'i Pacific University Director of Security and Safety
  • Hawai'i Pacific University Security Staff, in-house and contracted
  • Executive Director of Athletics, Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Trainers, and Athletic Staff
  • Computer Center Staff
  • Cheerleading and Dance Coaches, Assistant Coaches
  • Advisors to Student Organizations
  • Academic Advisors
  • Financial Aid Counselors
  • Registrar and Staff
  • Dean of Student Life and Staff
  • Intramural Coordinator/Fitness Center Manager
  • Hawai'i Loa Campus Activities Coordinator
  • Military Campus Program Admissions Counselors
  • Honor Society Sponsors
  • Center for Academic Success Staff
  • Sharky's Cove Center Staff
  • ATM Learning Commons Staff
  • ATM Welcome Center Staff
  • Downtown Campus Activities Staff and Student Center Coordinator
  • Director of First-Year Experience Programs
  • Director, Student Activities and Staff
  • Commuter Services Staff
  • Center for Graduate and Adult Services Counselors
  • Commuter Services Staff
  • Director of Performing Arts and Staff
  • Residence Life Coordinator and Staff, Hawaii Loa
  • Housing Director, Community Life Advisor and Staff, ATM.

The Clery Act states that if someone has “significant responsibilities for student and campus activities,” he or she is a Campus Security Authority (CSA). By law, CSAs must report a crime (that has been reported to them) to Security personnel or a higher authority. There is no discretion. The CSAs “must” report the crimes that come to their attention. There is no need to investigate; only to officially report crimes that are reported to them.

Licensed counselors (including certified Sexual Assault Victim Counselors) and the HPU clergy (pastoral counselors) are exempt from reporting requirements. HPU encourages counselors and clergy, if and when they deem appropriate, to inform those they counsel of procedures for reporting crimes on a voluntary and confidential basis for inclusion in the annual Security Report. Confidential/anonymous reports are extremely valuable in order to prevent further victimizations and to obtain a more accurate description of HPU campus crime.

Campus Security Authority Training


Hawai'i Pacific University sent Administration, Security and Human Resources staff to a two-day Clery Act training course at the University of Hawai'i in May 2011. Campus Security Authorities have been identified at Hawai'i Pacific University. The Security and Safety Department, under the direction of administration, conducts annual training for Campus Security Authorities on responsibility in reporting crimes.

Confidential Reporting

Security Incident Report

In certain instances, a crime victim may be reluctant to file a report fearing the process and/or loss of his/her anonymity. In such circumstances, crime victims are encouraged to consider making a confidential report to one of the designated Campus Security Authorities. At a minimum, crime victims will receive valuable counseling and referral information. Confidential reports are important because they provide valuable information that will enhance the safety of the community-at-large and provide a more accurate depiction of actual campus crime.

If a victim of a crime does not want to pursue action within the University system or the criminal justice system, he/she may still want to consider making a confidential report.   Generally speaking (and subject to caveats described below), the Director of Security and Safety can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing the victim’s identity. The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with the victim’s wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of the victim and others. With such information, the University can keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving students, determine if there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant, and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crimes statistics for the University.

Title IX Requirements for Reporting of Sexual Harassment

All reports or complaints of sexual harassment will be kept confidential, except that individuals with a legitimate need to know will be informed of the complaint in order for the University to conduct a meaningful review of each complaint and for the purpose of determining whether the complaint is isolated, frequent, part of a pattern of practice or pervasive. All records are confidential with access only to individuals with a legitimate need to know.  In cases when a reporter or complainant does not want to have a report investigated, the Title IX Coordinator will consider the reasons for the request, including concerns about continued safety and well-being of the person reportedly harmed and members of the campus community. The Title IX Coordinator will initiate confidential consultation with appropriate individuals to analyze the situation and assist in determining appropriate measures to take. Consultation may occur with the Director of Counseling and Behavioral Services, Director of Security and Safety, Director of First-Year Experience, Vice President of Human Resources, and General Counsel. The Title IX Coordinator will make the final decision about whether to conduct a formal investigation or respond to the report in another manner, including taking informal actions, such as those described in this policy.

Emergency Notification

The University is committed to the safety and well-being of its faculty, staff, students, and visitors to its campuses.  In the event of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving the immediate threat to the health, safety, or persons on the campuses, the University will immediately notify the University community using the Rave Alert System, InformaCast, Simplex-Grinnell PA system and other media outlets, unless notification would otherwise compromise the effort to assist victims or contain the emergency.

The Hawai'i Pacific University Security Department along with the Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) will confirm the existence of a significant emergency and make the appropriate notifications to the Honolulu Police Department and the University community.  Security, under the guidance of CERT, will coordinate the response of emergency responders and other necessary actions during an emergency.  Hawai'i Pacific University will also test the emergency response and evacuation procedures annually and publicize the emergency response and evacuation procedures throughout the University.  Those interested in receiving Rave Alerts can sign up at the following website: https://www.getrave.com/login/hpu.

How Crime is Reported to the HPU Community

Hawai'i Pacific University reports statistics to the Department of Education annually on October 1. Hawai'i Pacific University Security Department keeps a “Daily Crime Log” that is available for inspection upon request. HPU will make periodic reports, timely warnings or notices to the HPU community of recent crimes that may affect the quality of life on or around campus areas. These reports are intended to raise awareness regarding criminal activity so that the community can increase or implement personal safety strategies.

Timely Warnings
Timely Warnings and Notices will be distributed through one or more of the following means:

  • The HPU Pipeline Website: campus.hpu.edu.
  • The HPU Outlook electronic mailing list for faculty and staff.
  • The Hawai'i Pacific University Security and Safety Department website: www.hpu.edu/About_HPU/security/index.html.
  • Flyers to selected offices on campus, including Student Affairs and Residential Life.
  • Rave Alert System.

This is part of HPU’s ongoing effort to notify the community when incidents of criminal activity occur that may have an impact on the quality of life of the campus community at large and to share crime prevention information. HPU faculty, staff, and students can expect to receive timely alerts for HPU campuses and immediate surrounding areas when appropriate. There may also be periodic informational messages about topics in crime prevention such as theft prevention and night safety.

Collection of Statistics for Annual Security Report

The Director of Security and Safety coordinates the compilation of all statistics, identifies reportable crimes, and reports/publishes statistics to the Department of Education from the University’s Campus Security Authorities and local police for inclusion in the annual report.   The Clery Act requires statistics to be reported from a wider geographic area (e.g., adjacent public property and off campus student organization properties), and also requires reports of student disciplinary referrals in addition to arrests for drugs, alcohol, and weapon offenses.  The Clery Act mandates the collection of information regarding crimes from non-law enforcement “Campus Security Authorities” having “significant responsibility for student or campus activities.”

Annual Statistics

Hawai'i Pacific University, on an annual basis, and in compliance with the Clery Act, will issue a report by October 1 concerning the incidents on campus for the calendar year prior, January 1 to December 31, and the two preceding years for which the data is available, for incidents reported to Campus Security Authorities or to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Incidents reported are from the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR), Group A:

  1. Criminal Homicide
  • Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter
  • Negligent Manslaughter
  1. Sex Offense
  • Forcible
  • Non-Forcible
  1. Robbery
  2. Aggravated Assault
  3. Burglary
  4. Motor Vehicle Theft
  5. Arson
  6. Hate Crimes

Hate Crimes

A victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias.   Criteria include:

1. Race                  
2. Religion              
3. Ethnicity            
4. Gender

5. Sexual Orientation

6. Disability

7. National Origin

8. Gender Identity

Hate Crimes will be reported from the Uniform Crime Reporting, Group A, along with a second category, Group B:

1.  Larceny - Theft
2.  Simple Assault
3.  Intimidation                                                                                                                                                                  
4.  Destruction/damage/vandalism of property  

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, March 2014

The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, effective as of March 2014, requires the University to report:

Domestic Violence - Asserted violent misdemeanor and felony offense committed by:

  • A current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim.
  • A person with whom the victim shares a child in common.
  • A person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or an intimate partner.
  • A person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction receiving grant monies (under VAWA).
  • Any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction.

 Dating Violence - Violence committed by a person:

  • Who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and
  • Where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors:
  1. The length of the relationship;
  2. The type of relationship; and
  3. The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.

Stalking - A course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a responsible person to:

  • Fear for her, his, or others safety; or
  • Suffer substantial emotional distress.

Criminal Actions Concerning Drugs, Alcohol and Weapons

Hawai'i Pacific University maintains a policy regarding a drug and alcohol free campus. The abuse of drugs and alcohol are not compatible with the goals of the University. The Clery Act also mandates reporting of drug or alcohol related incidents. Hawai'i Pacific University keeps statistics concerning the number of arrests and/or University referrals, discipline for the following violations occurring on campus:

  • Liquor Law Violations;
  • Drug Law Violations; and
  • Illegal Weapon Possessions.

Policy on Alcohol and Drugs

It is the policy of Hawai'i Pacific University to prohibit the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of controlled substances, drugs, drug paraphernalia, or alcohol by students on University grounds or other University-sponsored locations and activities.  The University reserves the right to discipline any student who violates the prohibitions of this policy when on campus or at a University function if, in the University’s discretion, the conduct may impact the University’s educational mission, and/or the health, and/or safety of any member of the community.  Students are responsible for the conduct of their guests and visitors on campus, at University functions, and off campus at all housing complexes where HPU students reside.

HAWAI'I PACIFIC UNIVERSITY STUDENT HANDBOOK, DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

Student conduct is guided by the general Code of Student Conduct which is contained in the Hawai'i Pacific University Student Handbook.  Implicit in the Code of Student Conduct is the understanding that students are responsible for making their own decisions and accepting the consequences of those decisions.

It is unlawful and strictly prohibited for students to use, manufacture, possess, distribute, sell, any controlled substance, illegal drug, as prohibited by state and federal law on University-owned or University-controlled property or as part of any University activity.

Alcoholic beverages in University owned residential facilities: 

Student residents, and their guests are responsible for ensuring the University policy is upheld at all times with regard to alcohol beverages. The use of alcohol is prohibited in some cases and regulated in others as described below:

Hawaii Loa Campus Residential Community: 

  • Regardless of the student’s age, residents and their guest(s) may not consume, possess, use, distribute, sell or display alcohol beverages and paraphernalia in the individual rooms and common areas (both interior and exterior). 
  • Empty alcohol containers are prohibited and may be considered evidence of consumption/possession of alcoholic beverages.
  • Should alcohol-related problems arise in individual rooms, student residents will be confronted by University staff and held accountable for their actions and the actions of those present in the room, even when not consuming alcoholic beverages personally. 

Waterfront Lofts Residential Community

  • Residents who are of legal age are responsible for their alcoholic beverages in their apartments.
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in all public and common areas, including but not limited to, walkways, lanais, parking lots, and outdoor seating areas. 
  • Residents and guests are prohibited from being under the influence of alcohol or intoxicated on a lanai.
  • Alcohol may be consumed or possessed by those individuals of legal age only inside apartments with the door closed. 
  • Residents who want to host a “party” in their apartments must register the event with the Waterfront Lofts staff. A party is defined as an intentional social gathering in an apartment in which the occupants equal or exceed twice the number of residents present, and/or when alcohol is present. All residents of the apartment must agree to the terms set forth in the Party Registration Form. For details, refer to the Waterfront Lofts Policies and Procedures. 
  • Partying that becomes detrimental to the community is inappropriate and subject to disciplinary action. At its discretion, University personnel, including campus security, and Waterfront Lofts staff, may terminate parties and/or confiscate alcoholic beverages.  
  • Should alcohol-related problems arise in individual rooms, student residents will be confronted by University staff or HPU Security, and held accountable for their actions and the actions of those present in the room, even when not consuming alcoholic beverages personally. 
  • Large quantities of alcoholic beverages and common-source containers are prohibited in individual rooms, regardless of the resident’s age. This includes, but is not limited to such things as kegs, and multiple cases of beer. 
  • Residents are encouraged to refrain from having under-aged guests over while consuming alcoholic beverages to avoid the appearance that they may be distributing such beverages to under-aged people. 
  • Equipment or supplies used in drinking games or to promote excessive drinking (e.g., beer pong tables) are prohibited.
  • Transporting alcoholic beverages on campus and to apartments must be sealed and contained in a concealed fashion. 
  • HPU will not receive packages in the mail containing alcoholic beverages to residents who live in University housing.
  • Delivery of alcohol by retail or wholesale distributors to Waterfront Lofts is prohibited.

Student Discipline

Students are considered to be personally responsible for the conforming of their behavior to federal and state statutes and city ordinances, and all University policies including Alcohol and Other Drug Policy. When violations of law or University policy come to the attention of University officials, sanctions will be imposed and students may be referred to appropriate conduct boards or for criminal prosecution. Due to the serious nature of alcohol and other drug abuse, any student involved in an alleged violation may be summoned to meet with a University official and/or a University Student Conduct Review Board. Disciplinary sanctions shall be imposed upon a student who violates HPU’s Alcohol and other Drugs Policy. The sanction imposed is at the sole discretion of the University, up to and including suspension or expulsion from HPU. Students should refer to the Code of Student Conduct, which is contained in the Hawai'i Pacific University Handbook.

Alcohol and Drugs Policy Violation

Violators of the Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy may be subject to the following sanctions: All offenses, upon being found in possession of or using an illegal substance, including drug paraphernalia, the student may be placed on University probation. If the student is a resident in University housing, he or she may be referred to a Housing Conduct Review Board (HCRB) for possible eviction from housing without refund. The student may also be referred to a University counselor for a mandatory meeting. If the student is under the age of 21, parents will be notified of the violation. The student may also be referred to a drug treatment center for assessment and/or treatment at his/her own expense, and the incident may be referred to the police. At its discretion, the University may also levy a monetary fine, depending on the circumstances of the case. A student found in violation of the University’s illegal substance policy a second time may, at the discretion of University officials or appropriate campus hearing board, may be suspended or expelled from the University and the incident may also be referred to the police.

Parental Notification

The University may notify the parents/guardians of any student under the age of 21 found to be in violation of its Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy (in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act [FERPA] as amended by the Higher Education Act of 1998).

Criminal Sanctions

There are federal and state statutes and city ordinances dealing with controlled substances. The information below is intended to highlight Hawai'i statutes relating to the distribution, possession and use of a controlled substance or alcohol. For federal drug trafficking penalties, refer to the Federal Trafficking Penalties section. For further information on legal sanctions, please visit the following website: http://www.hpu.edu/Studentlife/index.html.

Highlights of the Hawai’i Penal Code

Drugs

Harmful Drugs, according to HRS §712-1240, means any substance or immediate precursor listed as a Schedule III or IV substance by Chapter 329, and includes marijuana concentrates, but not marijuana.  Schedule III substances, which have a degree of danger or probable danger less than substances in Schedules I and II, include drugs which have a stimulant or depressant effect on the central nervous system.  Schedule IV substances generally have a depressant effect on the central nervous system.

  • Promoting a Harmful Drug 4th, Knowingly possesses any harmful drug in any amount,
  • The offense is a Misdemeanor.
  • Promoting a Harmful Drug 3rd, Knowingly possesses twenty-five or more capsules or tablets or dosage units containing one or more of the harmful drugs or one of more of the marijuana concentrates or any combination thereof. The offense is a Class C Felony.
  • Promoting a Harmful Drugs 2nd, (a) Knowingly possesses fifty or more capsules or tablets or dosage units containing one or more of the harmful drugs or one or more of the marijuana concentrates, or any combination thereof; or (b) Knowingly possesses one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances of an aggregate weight of one-eighth ounce or more, containing one or more of the harmful drugs or one or more of the marijuana concentrate, or any combination thereof; or (c) Knowingly distributes any harmful drug or any marijuana concentrate in any amount.  The offense is a B Felony.
  • Promoting a Harmful Drugs 1st,  (a) Knowingly possesses one-hundred or more capsules or tablets or dosage units containing one or more of the harmful drugs or one or more of the marijuana concentrates, or any combination thereof; of a Harmful Drug; or (b) Knowingly possesses one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances, of an aggregate weight of one ounce or more containing one or more of the harmful drugs or one or more of the marijuana concentrates, or any combination thereof; or (c) Knowingly distributes twenty-five or more capsules or tablets or dosage units containing one or more of the harmful drugs or one or more of the marijuana concentrates, or any combination thereof; or (d) Knowingly distributes one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances, of an aggregate weight of one-eighth ounce or more, containing one or more of the harmful drugs or one or more of the marijuana concentrates, or any combination thereof; or (e) Knowingly distributes a harmful drug or any marijuana concentrate in any amount to a minor. The offense is a Class A Felony.

Detrimental Drugs, according to HRS §712-1240, defined as Marijuana or any Schedule V substance listed in Chapter 329.  Substance V substances, which are less dangerous than Schedule IV substances, include limited quantities of certain types of narcotic drugs combined with non-narcotic ingredients.

  • Promotion of a Detrimental Drug 3rd, Knowingly possesses any marijuana or any Schedule V substance in any amount.  The offense is a Petty Misdemeanor.
  • Promotion of a Detrimental Drug 2nd, (a) Knowingly possesses fifty capsules or more of substance V; or (b) Possesses one or more preparation, compounds, mixtures, or substances, of an aggregate weight of one-eighth ounce or more, containing one or more of the Schedule V substances; or (c) Knowingly possesses one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances, of an aggregate weight of one ounce or more, containing any marijuana; or (d) Knowingly distributes any marijuana or any Schedule V substance in any amount. The offense is a Misdemeanor.
  • Promotion of a Detrimental Drug 1st, (a) Knowingly possesses 400 capsules or more of Schedule V; or (b) Knowingly possesses one ounce or more of Schedule V substances; or (c) Knowingly possesses fifty or more capsules or tablets containing one or more of the Schedule V substances; or (d) Knowingly distributes one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances of an aggregate weight of one-eighth ounce or more, containing one or more of the Schedule V substances; or (e) Knowingly possesses one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances of an aggregate weight of one pound or more, containing any marijuana; or (f) Knowingly distributes one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances of an aggregate weight of one ounce or more, containing any marijuana; or (g) Knowingly possesses, cultivates, or has under the person’s control twenty-five or more marijuana plants; or (h) Knowingly sells or barters any marijuana or any Schedule V substance in any amount. The offense is a Class C Felony.

Dangerous Drugs, according to HRS §712-1240 deals with cocaine, heroin, morphine or any of their respective salts, isomers, and salts of isomers.

  • Promoting a Dangerous Drug 3rd, Knowingly possess any drug in any amount.  The offense is a Class C Felony.
  • Promoting a Dangerous Drug 2nd, (a) Knowingly possesses twenty-five or more capsules, tablets, ampules, dosage units, or syrettes, containing one or more dangerous drugs; or (b) Knowingly possesses one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances of an aggregate weight of one-eighth ounce or more, containing methamphetamine, heroin, morphine, or cocaine or any of their respective salts, isomers, and salts of isomers; or one-fourth ounce or more, containing any dangerous drug; or (c) Knowingly distributes any dangerous drug in any amount, except for methamphetamine. The offense is a Class B Felony.
  • Promoting a Dangerous Drug 1st, (a) Knowingly possesses one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances of an aggregate weight of one ounce or more, containing heroin, morphine, or cocaine or any of their respective salts, isomers, and salts of isomers; or one and one-half ounce or more, containing one or more of any of the other dangerous drugs except methamphetamine; (b) Knowingly distributes, except for methamphetamine, twenty-five or more capsules, tablets, ampules, dosage units, or syrettes containing one or more dangerous drugs; or one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances of an aggregate weight of one-eighth ounce or more, containing heroin, morphine, or cocaine or any of their respective salts, isomers, and salts of isomers; or three-eighths ounce or more, containing any other dangerous drug; (c) Knowingly distributes any dangerous drug in any amount to a minor except for methamphetamine.   The offense if a Class A Felony.

Methamphetamine Trafficking 2nd, Knowingly distributes in any amount methamphetamine. The offense is a Class B Felony.

Methamphetamine Trafficking 1st, (a) Knowingly possesses one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances of an aggregate weight of one ounce or more containing methamphetamine or any of its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers; (b) Knowingly distributes one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances of an aggregate weight of one-eighth ounce or more, containing methamphetamine or any of its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers; (c) Knowingly distributes methamphetamine in any amount to a minor; (d) Manufacturers methamphetamine in any amount.  The offense is a Class A Felony.

Note: Drug Possession and Distribution, state of mind is knowingly.

Alcohol

HRS §281.101,5, Prohibitions involving minors.

  • Any adult who provides or purchases liquor for consumption or use by a person under twenty-one years of age shall be guilty of the offense under HRS §712-1250.5
  • No minor shall purchase liquor and no minor shall consume or have liquor in the minor’s possession or custody in any public place, public gathering, or public amusement, at any public beach or public park, or in any motor vehicle on a public highway; provided that notwithstanding any other law to the contrary. The offense is a Petty Misdemeanor

HRS §712-1250.5, Promoting intoxicating liquor to a person under the age of twenty-one.

A person including a licensee commits the offense of promoting intoxicating liquor to a person under the age of twenty-one if the person knowingly:

  • Sells or offers for sale, influences the sale, serves, delivers, or gives to a person intoxicating liquor, and the person receiving the intoxicating liquor is a person under the age of twenty-one; or
  • Permits the person to possess intoxicating liquor while on property under his control, and the person possessing the intoxicating liquor is a person under the age of twenty-one. The offense is a Petty Misdemeanor

Alcohol Offenses While in Operation of a Motor Vehicle, HRS §291.

  • HRS §291e-61, operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. Sample is .08 BAC and above. Involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident, sample is .05 BAC and above. The offense is a Petty Misdemeanor.
  • HRS §291e-61.5, habitually operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. Three (3) prior driving under the Influence convictions. The offense is a Class C Felony.
  • HRS §291e-64, Operating a vehicle after consuming a measurable amount of alcohol; persons under the age of twenty-one, sample is .02 BAC and above. The offense is a Violation.
  • HRS §291-3.1, Consuming or possessing intoxicating liquor while operating motor vehicle or moped. No person shall consume or possess an unsealed container of alcohol on any public street, road, and highway. The offense is a Petty Misdemeanor.
  • HRS §291-3.2, Consuming or possessing intoxicating liquor while a passenger in a motor vehicle. No person shall consume or possess unsealed container of alcohol while a passenger in a motor vehicle or moped on public street, road, and highway. The offense is a Petty Misdemeanor.

The Hawai'i Revised Statutes defines operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. An intoxicant means any drug or alcohol. Hawai'i Revised Statutes defines operating a motor vehicle, motorcycle, moped or other motor vehicle on roadway. A law enforcement officer in the State of Hawai'i can enforce operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant on private property. Procedures for taking a breath or blood sample would be different for the judicial proceeding.

All members of the University community, to include students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their guests, are expected to comply with federal and state laws regarding the use of alcohol and University organizations. Students and employees are expected to take personal responsibilities for their own conduct when making decisions regarding the use of alcohol.

Federal Trafficking Penalties

Law enforcement in the State of Hawai’i follows the Hawai'i Revised Statutes in enforcing drug violations. Enforcement through a federal agency would be on request by a state agency or a federal investigation. For federal trafficking penalties please refer to the following website: http://www.dea.gov/druginfo/ftp3.shtml.

Additional Resources: Laws Relating to Drugs and Alcohol

For the latest information regarding federal and state laws pertaining to drug and alcohol, refer to:

  • http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/21cfr/21usc/index.html - This website links directly to the Controlled Substance Act as put forth by the Drug Enforcement Agency.  This document also provides definitions of government terms used in drug enforcement
  • http://www.dea.gov/druginfo/factsheets.shtml - This website links directly to current information about various drugs.
  • http://www.justice.gov/archive/ndic/ - The National Drug Intelligence Center is a division of the Department of Justice and posts their yearly reports regarding drugs trends, research, and legislation.
  • http://www.unodc.org/ - The United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime provides this website for the viewer to obtain a world perspective on drug misuse, abuse, trafficking and trends. 
  • http://www.drugsense.org/cms/ - This website contains weekly updated newsletters, focal points of interest, and media news. Informs reader of decisions concerning chemical abuse.
  • https://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/ - The Office of National Drug Control Policy updates this website weekly with current news, trends, links to the “Pulse Check” drug newsletter, legislation, testimonies.
  • www.capitol.hawaii.gov – This website contains information regarding Hawai'i laws found in the Hawai'i Revised Statutes.

Weapons

The possession or the carrying of any weapon by any person, except a law enforcement officer, is strictly prohibited on University property in academic buildings, administrative office buildings, and student residence buildings. Entry on aforementioned University property in violation of this prohibition is expressly forbidden.

The Hawai'i Revised Statutes definition of a deadly weapon is any dirk, dagger, blackjack, slug shot, Billy, metal knuckles, pistol, or any other deadly or dangerous weapon. HRS §134-51, Deadly Weapons: Prohibitions. The offense is a Misdemeanor unless used in a commission of a crime, will be classified as a Class C Felony.

Hawai'i Revised Statutes, §134

  • HRS §134-16. Restriction on possession, sale, gift, or delivery of electric guns.  It shall be unlawful for any person, including a licensed manufacturer, licensed importer, or license dealer, to possess, offer for sale, hold for sale, sell, give, lend, or deliver any electric gun.
  • HRS §134-25, Place to keep pistol or revolver. Firearms shall be confined to the possessor’s place of business, residence, or sojourn and can be transported between these locations unloaded and in an enclosed container.  Other places firearm can be carried is to a place of repair, target range, licensed dealer’s place of business, organized firearms show, police station, sanctioned hunting or firearm use training or instruction.  The offense if a Class B Felony.
  • HRS §134-24, Place to keep unloaded firearms other than pistols and revolvers.  The offense is a Class C Felony.
  • HRS §134-26, Carrying or possessing a loaded firearm on a public highway.  The offense is a Class B Felony.
  • HRS §134-27, Place to keep ammunition.  The offense is a Misdemeanor.

Hawai'i Pacific University Security, in conjunction with the Honolulu Police Department, are lawfully in charge for the purposes of forbidding entry on or remaining on University property while possessing or carrying weapons in violation of Hawai'i Revised Statutes.

Campus Resources

  • Counseling and Behavioral Health Services’ (CBHS) primary responsibility is to the student population on campus.  The CBHS department also provides consultation and referral services to public and private community providers.  Finally, CBHS provides programs and activities related to drugs and alcohol.  During normal business hours, contact the CBHS department at the following numbers: Downtown Campus: 808-544-1198; Hawai'i Loa Campus: 808-236-3578.
  • Residence Life conducts various educational programs pertaining to drugs and alcohol education and prevention.  Residence Life brings in guest speakers to address the University student body, especially the residents, regarding the effects, trends and consequences of drugs and alcohol (speakers in the past included the Honolulu Police Department, Mothers against Drunk Driving and the Coalition for a Drug Free Hawai'i).
  • The University Chaplain is an important resource for students looking for support and guidance in numerous areas.  The Chaplain can address and advise on topics ranging from relationships, dependence, loss, spirituality and academics.  The University Chaplain can be reached by telephone at any time at 808-544-9394.
  • The Center for Student Life and First Year Programs serves as an information center for the HPU student body.  Publications regarding various health issues, including drug and alcohol information are available to students.  In addition, the Center continually refers students to various University and community resources, and offers programs and activities throughout the year which promote healthy living without drugs and alcohol.
  • Boosting Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students (BACCHUS) Peer Education network is an international collegiate alcohol awareness and health education initiative.  BACCHUS is represented on more than 800 campuses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and Hong Kong.  Students are trained to help their peers talk honestly about and develop responsible habits, attitudes and lifestyles regarding alcohol and healthy decision making.  The BACCHUS student group develops and promotes programs throughout the community and within the University that raise awareness and get students actively involved in healthy and positive choices.  For additional information regarding BACCHUS, please visit their website at http://www.bacchusnetwork.org/.

Community Resources

  • Addiction Treatment Services, Salvation Army: 595-6371
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics: 521-4477
  • Al-Anon: 546-5647
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 946-1438
  • DASH (Drug Addiction Services of Hawai'i): 538-0704
  • Hina Mauka (alcohol/drug treatment programs): 236-2600
  • Narcotics Anonymous: 734-4357
  • The Salvation Army (Addiction Treatment Services): 595-6371
  • Suicide and Crisis Center (24 hours): 832-3100
  • Women’s Way (residential treatment): 732-2802
  • Shelter for Abused Spouses and Children: 841-0822

Missing Person Policy

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that all institutions that provide on-campus student housing to establish a student notification policy and procedures.

Statement of Policy:

Each resident has the option to identify and register confidential contact information for an individual to be contacted by the institution no later than 24 hours after the time that the student in question is determined missing.  This is done via the Missing Person Emergency Contact Form at housing check-in.  (In the event a student is under 18 years of age, and has not been legally emancipated, the student’s parents will also be contacted.)

If a member of the University community has reason to believe that a resident is missing for 24 hours, he/she should immediately notify the Director of Security and Safety at 808-722-2709.  The Director of Security and Safety will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation with the assistance of Residence Life staff.

Should the Director of Security and Safety determine that the student is missing and has been missing for more than 24 hours, he/she will notify the Honolulu Police Department and the resident’s emergency contact, or the resident’s parents if the resident is under the age of 18 and not legally emancipated, no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing.

Sexual Assault Policy and Sexual Misconduct Policies

Applicable policies relating to sexual assault and sexual misconduct can be viewed at the following locations:

Sexual assaults are serious violations of the University’s policies and are crimes under the Hawai'i Revised Statutes §707-730.

HRS §707-730, Sexual Assault in the first degree, (a) Knowingly subjects another person to an act of sexual penetration by strong compulsion; (b) Knowingly engages in sexual penetration with another person who is less than fourteen years old; (c) Knowingly engages in sexual penetration with a person who is at least fourteen years old but less than sixteen years old, provided that the person is not less than five years older than the minor; and the person is not legally married to the minor; (d) Knowingly subjects another person to sexual penetration another person who is mentally defective; or (e) Knowingly subjects to sexual penetration another person who is mentally incapacitated or physically helpless as a result of the influence of a substance that the actor knowingly caused to be administered to the other person without the other person’s consent.  The offense is a Class A Felony.

HRS §708-731, Sexual Assault in the second degree, (a) Knowingly subjects another person to an act of sexual penetration by compulsion; (b) Knowingly subjects to sexual penetration another person who is mentally incapacitated or physically helpless.  The offense is a Class B Felony.

HRS §707-732, Sexual Assault in the third degree, (a) Recklessly subjects another person to an act of sexual penetration by compulsion; (b) Knowingly subjects a person under fourteen years old or causes that person to have sexual contact with that person; (c) Knowingly engages in sexual contact with a person who is at least fourteen years old but less than sixteen years old or causes the person to have sexual contact with the person provided that:

  1. The person is not less than five years older than the minor; and
  2. The person is not legally married to the minor.

 The offense is a Class C Felony.

HRS §707-733, Sexual Assault in the fourth degree, (a) Knowingly subjects another person to sexual contact by compulsion or causes victim to have sexual contact by compulsion; (b) Knowingly exposes genitals to another person causing alarm or fear of bodily injury to another; (c) Knowingly trespasses on property for purposes of subjecting another person to surreptitious surveillance for the sexual gratification of that person.  The offense is a Misdemeanor.

Rape Prevention Education

Incoming students to Hawai`i Pacific University are required to complete an online sexual violence prevention program called Student Success Every Choice.  In addition, first year students are required to take an alcohol education program called Alcohol eCheck To Go.  These seminars/workshops are coordinated by various departments including the Center for Student Life and First-Year Programs and Residence Life.

Sponsored by the Honolulu Police Department and the Women’s Center, the Rape Prevention Education Program (RPEP) provides education and information about sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking.  The Program explains laws and definitions, suggests strategies to increase safety, and dispels the common myths about sexual violence.  The RPEP also provides assistance for survivors of sexual violence and their family and friends.  Assistance includes crisis counseling, information about reporting to law enforcement and the campus judicial system, help with legal and medical questions, and help with academic and housing problems and referrals to other campus and community resources.

Procedures to Follow when a Sexual Offense Occurs:

GET TO A SAFE PLACE. CALL A FRIEND OR SOMEONE ELSE TO BE WITH YOU.

  1. If you know you want to report to the police, call 9-1-1, (#-9-1-1 on campus phone line) and say, “I want to report an assault.”  You will need to provide your name and pertinent information.
  2. If you are not sure what you want to do, call the Honolulu Rape Crisis Center’s 24-hour hotline (808-524-7273).  You do not have to give your name.  The advocate will talk with you about your options, rights, and choices.
  3. You may also call or come in to the Sex Abuse Treatment Center, Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (808-524-7273).  A staff member will help you with your decisions about what to do.
  4. If you are not sure about reporting but think you might want to later, you must make a police report in order to obtain an evidence exam.  The evidence exam can only be done if you make an official police report.  You have the right to change your mind later about being involved in a legal case.  Evidence exams are initiated by the handling detective and is done at Kapi'olani Medical Center.
  5. Do not eat, drink, wash, shower, or go to the bathroom, as hard as this is, your body comprises the evidence in a sexual assault.  If you have already done these things it is still okay to make a report; be sure to let the police officer know.  
  6. If you definitely do not want to initiate a report with police, it is still good to have a medical exam to see if you are injured internally and to check for sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy.

 

Information about Counseling

Counseling and Behavioral Health Services (CBHS) are available to provide students with individual therapy, crisis intervention, and referrals to private and public resources.  The Director of the CBHS Department also serves as liaison to University faculty and staff to support students who are experiencing academic difficulties due to life stressors.  In addition, the Department serves students reporting incidents to the proper law enforcement authorities.  Counseling services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL to all current registered HPU students.

Pastoral counseling is also available.  Contact the University Chaplain at 808-544-9394.

Other Counseling Resources on Campus

  • Counseling and Career Services for students.
  • Academic and Staff Assistance Program for staff and faculty.

Notification about Changes in Academic/Living Situations

Victims of sexual assault may:

  • Request academic assistance for missed classes or exams, or help with rearranging coursework.
  • Be moved if both you and the accused live in residential housing, or you may request that the accused be moved pending a campus conduct hearing.

Sex Offender Registry

Hawai'i Pacific University operates in an advisory capacity by informing the campus community where information provided by the state concerning sex offenders may be obtained. Hawai'i Pacific University is not required to collect sex offender information.

  1. The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000 was enacted on October 28, 2000, and became effective on October 28, 2002.  This law requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a state concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. In Hawai’i, the information is available at the following website: http://sexoffenders.ehawaii.gov/sexoffender/welcome.html.

Date Rape Drug
Date rape drugs can be placed in any drink, not just alcohol. The drug may act as an aphrodisiac or intoxicant. Effects may include a feeling of well-being and short term memory loss. Some other common side effects includes a drunken appearance, drowsiness, light-headedness, staggering, confusion, muscle relaxation, and amnesia that can last up to 24 hours. Serious adverse effects can occur such as seizures, insomnia, anxiety, nausea, dizziness, hallucinations, coma, and even death.

If you or someone you know has been drugged and/or assaulted, go to a safe place, and then contact HPU Campus Security or the Honolulu Police Department. Then go to a local hospital’s emergency room for immediate treatment of any injuries.

Stalking

Stalking is considered a crime in the State of Hawai'i.

HRS §711-1106.5, Harassment by stalking. A person commits the offense of harassment by stalking if, with intent to harass, annoy, or alarm another person, or in reckless disregard of the risk thereof, that person engages in a course of conduct involving pursuit, surveillance, or other non-consensual contact upon the other person on more than one occasion without legitimate purpose. Harassment by stalking is a misdemeanor.

HRS §711-1106.4. Aggravated harassment by stalking, a person commits the offense of aggravated harassment by stalking if that person commits the offense of harassment by stalking as provided in section HRS §711-1106.5 and has been convicted under section HRS §711-1106.5 within five years of the instant offense. Aggravated harassment by stalking is a Class C Felony.

Common elements of stalking include: annoying or threatening phone calls and emails; unwanted letters or gifts; showing up uninvited at the victim’s home, place of work, or class; taking photos or spying on the victim; threats; and intimidation of the victim. If you feel that you are being stalked or need further information, contact Campus Security or the Honolulu Police Department.

Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)/ Restraining Order (RO)
A TRO is a court document that can be obtained to provide legal assistance which prevents an individual from contacting another individual if they have a history of harassing, threatening, or abusing that individual. There are times when students, faculty, and staff find themselves in a situation where they need to file for a TRO. A TRO is temporary in nature with a pending court date and hearing. At this hearing, if the respective judge finds cause that a danger exists, the TRO will be dissolved and a permanent restraining order is issued. Permanent restraining orders go into effect for three years.

For assistance from Campus Security regarding a TRO/RO, you will need to provide the TRO/RO information to the Campus Security. Campus Security needs a copy of the TRO/RO, which will allow them to better develop an appropriate response and provide accurate support and assistance if called on to do so. In addition to a copy of the TRO/RO, please provide a current picture of the person who the TRO/RO restrains, along with a description of any vehicle the subject may own or operate. Contact the Campus Security for further information.

Filing for a Temporary Restraining Order
A request for a District Court Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) can be submitted if the person harassing or abusing you:

  • Is not someone to whom you are married or were married.
  • Is not a relative.
  • Has never lived with you.
  • Is not someone with whom you had a child.
  • Is not a dating partner.

Otherwise, obtain a Family Court Protective Order.

District Court - O'ahu - Honolulu District Court, Regular Claims Division, 1111 Alakea Street, third floor, 808-538-5151.


Family Court - O'ahu - Honolulu Family Court, 777 Punchbowl Street, 808-538-5959.

Crime Victim and Witness Rights
As a victim or a witness of a crime, individuals have certain rights under the Victim/Witness Assistance Program which is with the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney. If you have questions about this program, please call 808-541-2850.

Crime Victim Assistance
If you need further information please contact:
Crime Victim Compensation Commission
State of Hawai'i, Department of Public Safety
1136 Union Mall, Suite 600
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-587-1143

Security Daily Log Information

The University keeps a daily log of all security incidents that are reported on campus and information obtained is confidential and not be disseminated outside of the Hawai'i Pacific University’s Security and Safety Department.  This log is used to report crime statistics to the Department of Education on October 1, annually. The Department of Education requires a second log which states the following: Log Number; Classification (Crime or Security Incident); Date and Time of Report; Date and Time of Offense; (General Location, i.e.: Hawai'i Loa, Downtown, Oceanic Institute, Aloha Tower, Off Campus); and Disposition.  This second log is available for public viewing upon request.

If you need a copy of this second log, contact Hawai'i Pacific University Campus Security at 808-236-3500 or Operations, Procurement and Facilities at 808-544-0205. 

Security Services

Operation Identification
Campus Security can help students engrave unique identifiers on personal items kept on campus, such as bicycles, computers and radios. Engraving on personal property helps in the recovery and identification of stolen items. Campus Security also suggests keeping a record of serial numbers and unique identifiers, and taking photos of valuable items kept on campus to aid in identification and recovery.

Escort Service
Campus Security, upon request, will accompany individual students and members of the faculty and staff between academic or residence buildings and parking lots. The Downtown escort service will include from academic and office buildings to the shuttle or city bus stop and to University downtown parking lots during the hours of darkness. To request an escort contact 808-753-7304 (Downtown) and 808-236-3515 (Hawai'i Loa).

Buildings and Residences
Security and fire safety considerations go into planning and design of all campus buildings. On request, the Campus Security will evaluate the security strength of University offices and residences and recommend corrective action. Campus Security also works closely with Facilities Management to ensue prompt repair of maintenance issues that pose a safety or security concern to the community.

All University buildings can be secured by a key or card-lock system. Students are issued keys to their residences, and authorized faculty and staff are issued keys to their workplaces. After-hours access to locked academic buildings is restricted to authorized persons holding keys or electronic access cards for the facilities.

Security Lighting and Emergency Phones
Parking lots, sidewalks and all major walkways are lit at night at the both the Downtown and Hawai'i Loa campuses. Emergency phones are located on the first floor of all residence halls on the Hawai'i Loa campus.

Fire Policy

Responsible University Officials and Departments
The Director of Security and Safety is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of this policy as it relates to fire and life safety. The Director is also responsible of this policy as it relates to fire system testing. The Security and Safety Department is the responsible office for fire and life safety. The Security and Safety Department, along with the Physical Plant, is responsible for the maintenance of the fire systems. Assisting at the Physical Plant will be the Assistant Vice President of Operations, Procurement and Facilities, Facilities Manager and the Facilities Coordinator.

Who is governed by this Policy
All faculty members, staff, affiliates, students and visitors of and to the Hawai'i Pacific environs are governed by this policy.

Who should know this Policy
All faculty members, staff, and students at HPU should be aware of and understand the fire safety policy and procedures. No member of the HPU community is excluded from this policy.

Policy

It is the University’s policy to attempt to protect all persons on its premises from the hazards of fire.  Specifically, the University endeavors to ensure:

  • That adequate means of egress in case of fire exist for all persons on University premises.
  • That all means of egress are correctly maintained, kept free from obstruction and available for safe and effective use at all times.
  • That all fire detection and annunciation equipment that is required to give warning in the event of fire is properly installed and maintained.
  • That fire suppression equipment for containing or fighting fire is present and maintained in proper working order.
  • That emergency response, management, notification and investigative management procedures are followed in responding to and in aftermath of a fire.
  • That appropriate fire safety training is developed and implemented to provide faculty, staff, and students with a working knowledge of fire and life safety practices and evacuation policy and procedures.
  • That all premises owned and occupied by the University receive a fire and life safety inspection at reasonable intervals.
  • That adequate measures have been taken to mitigate potential risks in buildings, installations, and equipment from fire that are commensurate with the risks and are appropriate to the values of teaching, research or commercial importance of these aspects.

Responsibilities
The Security and Safety Department is responsible for all aspects of fire and life safety within the Hawai'i Pacific University community. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Development and implementation of all fire-related training material for faculty, staff and students.
  • Development and dissemination of emergency response protocols and procedures.
  • Development and dissemination of fire and related emergency evacuation protocols.
  • Conducting required fire drills in all academic residence halls and buildings.
  • Inspection and reporting of all fire and life safety deficiencies in University buildings.
  • Inspection of all buildings for code compliance.
  • Acting as a liaison with the Honolulu Fire Department and all other agencies involved with fire and life safety issues.
  • Maintaining a repository for all fire and life safety data and statistics.

Fire Safety Team

The Fire Safety Team of Hawai'i Pacific University is responsible for the proper operation of all fire systems including testing, inspecting, maintenance and repairs to ensure reliability in case of fire or emergency.  Fire systems include fire extinguishers, emergency lights, fire alarm monitoring systems, sprinkler systems, fire pull stations, smoke detectors and megaphones.  Fire Safety Team members are:  Director of Security and Safety, Director of Facilities Management and Facilities Manager, Downtown Campus.

Fire Drills

Fire Drills at residence halls on the Hawai'i Loa campus are done once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester. Each Residence Life staff member and resident advisors receive fire and life safety training that includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • Fire Extinguishers;
  • Emergency Evacuation;
  • Health and Safety Inspections; and
  • Campus Violence.

Training of Residence Life staff members and resident advisors is done annually during the month of August. Throughout the course of the year, a variety of fire and life safety education opportunities are presented to residential students. The two unannounced fire drills for all residence halls were done on September 10, 2014 at 0630 hrs. and April 13, 2015 at 0630 hrs. Facility Management, Campus Security and Residence Life planned the drills that were successful in moving residents to pre-determined evacuation areas. All residents receive information stressing the importance of fire drills and quick, safe, efficient evacuation during a real emergency.

The academic classrooms and buildings of Hawai'i Pacific University have a yearly fire drill. From January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 the following locations had one fire drill.

  • Amos Starr and Juliette Montague Cooke Memorial Academic Center, Hawai'i Loa Campus
  • UB Building - 1164 Bishop Street
  • LB Building - 1060 Bishop Street
  • MP Building - 1188 Fort Street
  • FC Building - 1132 Bishop Street
  • FH Building - 1132 Bishop Street
  • FS Building - 1166 Fort Street
  • BH Building - 1154 Fort Street
  • Kukui Plaza - 55 South Kukui Street

Residential Fire Safety Reporting

Housing Areas
Hawai'i Loa Campus, 45-045 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI 96744

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Residential Fire Policy
Candles, incense, oil lamps, burning insecticides, flammable liquid, and halogen-bulb lamps (even as room decorations) are prohibited in all University housing as a fire-safety measure. Cooking in the residence halls is not encouraged. Due to the danger of fire, any type of open flame, exposed, and/or external heating elements, including charcoal grills, compact or electrical grills, hotplates, toaster ovens, toasters, and stoves are not permitted in the residence halls or outside near the campus buildings. Only one small refrigerator/freezer unit (no larger than 5.0 cu. ft. total) and microwave per room is permitted and should be plugged directly into a wall outlet.

Smoke Detectors
Smoke detectors are located in every room along with the hallways of residence halls. Smoke detectors are serviced annually in the month of August. Campus Security and Maintenance will check smoke detectors regularly. If smoke detectors are defective, they are repaired or replaced in a timely manner. Smoke alarms are run on the fire alarm system which can immediately be responded to by Campus Security. Smoke detectors should always be in good working condition; tampering with or removing smoke detectors from the ceiling jeopardizes hall safety, and will be subject to disciplinary action. Do not hang anything from or attach anything to any smoke detector in the residence halls.

Fire Alarm/Fire Extinguishers
Fire alarms are located on each floor of each residence hall, located toward the rear of the building near the fire exit. The fire extinguisher is located on each floor of each residence hall. The fire alarm/pull station and fire extinguisher is serviced annually during the month of August.  The fire alarm and smoke detector system was installed and maintained by a licensed alarm contractor.

Appliances
All electrical items must be plugged directly into wall outlets.  Acceptable equipment for use with fused surge protectors includes: computers, printers, answering machines, fans, and desk lights.  Due to electrical loading capacities for the residence halls, air conditioning units are not permitted in the halls.  Extension cords and outlet multipliers are safety hazards in the residence halls and are prohibited from use.  Live holiday and Christmas trees are not allowed in the residence halls.

CONTACTS

Fire Safety and Systems:

Wayne Fernandez
808-236-3597

wfernandez@hpu.edu

 

Fire Systems and Maintenance:

John Russell
808-544-1407
jrussel@hpu.edu 

Rap Craig
808-354-1181
rcraig@hpu.edu