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HPD offers house checks for vacationing residents - Hawaii News

There are 12 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jul 21, 2009, titled HPD offers house checks for vacationing residents - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Question : If I remember correctly, a while back you wrote about the procedure required for anyone wanting the police to drive by a home while the owners are on vacation.

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Non-emergency number

Honolulu, HI

#1 Jul 21, 2009
HPD really does need a non-emergency number for people to contact them regarding requests such as these. 911 should be for emergency only, not to get info or have paperwork brought to a person. A uniformed officer is going to be taken away from important duty just to bring someone paperwork? Can't a person requesting the service go in to the station and provide ID and proof of residence along with photos of the home and special instructions about dogs or other hazards?
We need to lighten the load on our Police Officers to keep them focused on the real work out there.
Greatwall

Honolulu, HI

#2 Jul 21, 2009
I think they'd be less chance of a break-in if i don't tell the police i'll be gone and my house will be unoccupied.
alice

Los Altos, CA

#3 Jul 21, 2009
Non-emergency number wrote:
HPD really does need a non-emergency number for people to contact them regarding requests such as these. 911 should be for emergency only, not to get info or have paperwork brought to a person. A uniformed officer is going to be taken away from important duty just to bring someone paperwork? Can't a person requesting the service go in to the station and provide ID and proof of residence along with photos of the home and special instructions about dogs or other hazards?
We need to lighten the load on our Police Officers to keep them focused on the real work out there.
I agree and told HPD this
doctordoctor

Sacramento, CA

#4 Jul 21, 2009
why would someone trust the police?
allfedup

Honolulu, HI

#5 Jul 21, 2009
this is a very good program.....keep up the good work....now days we need ALL THE PROTECTION WE CAN GET
Boisse

Aiea, HI

#6 Jul 22, 2009
Non-emergency number wrote:
HPD really does need a non-emergency number for people to contact them regarding requests such as these. 911 should be for emergency only, not to get info or have paperwork brought to a person. A uniformed officer is going to be taken away from important duty just to bring someone paperwork? Can't a person requesting the service go in to the station and provide ID and proof of residence along with photos of the home and special instructions about dogs or other hazards?
We need to lighten the load on our Police Officers to keep them focused on the real work out there.
Don't worry my friend. Once I retire in a month, Acting Chief of Police will finally straighten out the mess that I created.
Lady Ninja

Honolulu, HI

#7 Jul 22, 2009
What is the job description of a police officer? Now I don't disagree with house checks, but, duh...once the police officer goes, house still dark, PERFECT TARGET for home burglaries.
And why do we have them doing that in the first place? Who is going to pay for this service? If you can go on vacation for more than 5 days, you can afford to hire house sitter.
Police are already overwhelmed with nonsense type of work such as this, keep them on patrol where they can do the most good, keeping us safe.
AND HPD needs to install a non emergency line for information and staff that 24/7. Maybe this can be a volunteer program? I would do it.
Anonymous

Waimea, HI

#8 Jul 22, 2009
Lady Ninja wrote:
What is the job description of a police officer? Now I don't disagree with house checks, but, duh...once the police officer goes, house still dark, PERFECT TARGET for home burglaries.
And why do we have them doing that in the first place? Who is going to pay for this service? If you can go on vacation for more than 5 days, you can afford to hire house sitter.
Police are already overwhelmed with nonsense type of work such as this, keep them on patrol where they can do the most good, keeping us safe.
AND HPD needs to install a non emergency line for information and staff that 24/7. Maybe this can be a volunteer program? I would do it.
My friend Arvid said that he really applauds your spirit, and that we need people like you to step up to the plate and get involved!! He would love to help out as well, but unfortunately, he will be far away doing charity work for an indefinite period. He therefore asks that you please do not sign him up for staffing the volunteer line. You won't be able to reach him at home, or anywhere for that matter, although he wishes he could help.

Mahalo!(for Arvid)
alice

Honolulu, HI

#9 Jul 23, 2009
doctordoctor wrote:
why would someone trust the police?
Spot on! HPD are a bunch of crooks and will steal anything worth their attention and say it wasn't there in the first place. Most of HPD are rejects that commit crime before they raised their hands to "serve and protect"!
ohgoody

Houston, TX

#10 Jul 23, 2009
alice wrote:
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Spot on! HPD are a bunch of crooks and will steal anything worth their attention and say it wasn't there in the first place. Most of HPD are rejects that commit crime before they raised their hands to "serve and protect"!
HPD, remember to hang up on Tweedle Dee (drdoctor) and Tweedle Dum (Alice) should they ever call for your assistance. In fact ship them both to Vidor, Texas.
Moto

Honolulu, HI

#11 Jul 23, 2009
Instead of calling 911, call the nearest police station directly or you could walk in to the station and make the report to have your house checked. If you don't want the service, don't call. If you don't trust the police, don't call. When you return from your much deserved vacation and all your worldly possessions are gone, don't call.
ohgoody

Houston, TX

#12 Jul 24, 2009
aaaaaa-n-i-c-e, is the lemon. I know its you girrrl. Vidor TX wants U!

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