The problem of illegal drug use and drug crimes in our communities is a complex problem that requires multi-disciplinary solutions. Preventing substance abuse and drug crimes cannot be achieved by law enforcement agencies working in isolation. Community involvement is essential. Community prosecutors collaborate with residents, property owners/managers, homeowners' associations, private organizations, law enforcement and other agencies to combat drug-related nuisances, restore neighborhood safety, and support innocent, often elderly, homeowners in reclaiming their property.
Heightened public awareness about the drug problem is promising. Communities island-wide are taking a stance against illegal drug activity. Residents are forming neighborhood security watch groups, reporting anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers, and taking other positive steps to keep their neighborhoods drug-free. Property owners, leasing agents, and property managers are working to keep residential and commercial rental properties drug-free.
Anyone interested in working on community prosecution initiatives may contact the Community Prosecution Program, Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, City and County of Honolulu at (808) 547-7400.
For information on illegal dumping, water violations, and other environmental crimes:
DLNR resources enforcement: 643-DLNR
State of Hawaii, Department of Land And Natural Resources, Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement
Report illegal dumping:
Hawaii's Illegal Dumping Laws:
State of Hawaii, Department of Land And Natural Resources, Commission on Water Resource Management
KGMB9 News - Chinatown Drug Dealing Crack Down
October 04, 2008
Chinatown residents, police, and prosecutors are making it tough for drug dealers to do business on one block of Pauahi street. (more...)