Celebrate Safe Communities: Drug Take Back and Document Shredding

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Attorney General David M. Louie

REPORT FROM THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL – HONOLULU – The Department of the Attorney General, the United States Attorney’s Office – District of Hawaii, Weed and Seed Hawaii, YMCA Honolulu, Honolulu Police Department, Leeward Community College (LCC), and other sponsors are coordinating the Celebrate Safe Communities event at the Leeward Discovery Fair on Saturday, November 2, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m at LCC.

Celebrate Safe Communities is a celebration of Crime Prevention Month.  Its purpose is to build partnerships with law enforcement and the community to address crime prevention and other safety issues.  The National Crime Prevention Council and the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance are the national sponsors of this event.


This year’s Celebrate Safe Communities theme will focus on protecting your personal property, staying safe in a high-tech world, and safety in the golden years.  It will also focus on drug prevention and other safety related messages.

Saturday’s Celebrate Safe Communities will include approximately 40 interactive and display booths from federal, state, and county agencies, and service providing organizations on health and safety, internet safety, alcohol and drug prevention, safety for seniors, and more!  Keiki ID and Kupuna ID will be available.

The Department of Public Safety, Narcotics Enforcement Division will be in attendance for the Hawaii Medication Take Back program from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The program encourages the public to turn in their unused or expired medications for safe, anonymous disposal.  They will be located in the parking lot at LCC where the public can stay in their vehicle and drop off their medications.  No syringes, new or used, will be accepted.

FREE document shredding service will be sponsored by Hickam Federal Credit Union (FCU) in partnership with Pro-File Record Systems.  The truck will be located in the LCC, parking lot from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Limit of two boxes per person.

Only paper items will be accepted.  NO computer discs, CDs, etc.  Paper items that have staples and small paper clips will be accepted. NO large heavy duty clips or card board file folders. All documents will be shred and/or secured by Pro-Files in clear view of all participants. Look for the signs and the Hickam FCU banners. “Hickam Federal Credit Union is committed to making a difference by offering unique services that ensures the safety and security of its members and the community it serves,” says Brian Sawai, Marketing Director, Hickam FCU. Hickam FCU has partnered with Pro-File Record Systems in offering this service. Pro-File Record Systems disposes all of its shred materials at the H-Power Incinerator plant. The shred materials are used to generate renewable energy for communities in Leeward and Central Oahu.

Current drug trends, dangers of methamphetamines, financial fraud prevention, and prescription drug misuse will be presented by the Honolulu Police Department, State Narcotics Enforcement Division, Hawaii Meth Project, and other groups beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Business Education Building, Rooms 101 and 107.

For more information, go to www.leeward.hawaii.edu/LeewardDiscoveryFair.