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BASIC PRECAUTIONS KEEP YOU SAFE

Hawai‘i’s culture, steeped in the aloha spirit, and a long history of welcoming visitors to the Islands are significant factors in the safe environment residents experience here. Though Hawai‘i’s crime rate, especially violent crime, is very low, you should always take steps to protect yourself, your belongings, and your personal information. Here is a list of guidelines that will help you stay safe here, and wherever you go.

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BE ALERT

Pay attention to who and what is around you. This is the best thing you can do to prevent personal harm.

DON’T GO PLACES ALONE

Travel with a friend or a group of friends, especially at night.

WALK CONFIDENTLY

and make eye contact with those around you.

DON’T LEAVE YOUR BELONGINGS UNATTENDED

when out in public (at the library, at the beach, on a bench or chair, at a coffee shop, in a restroom, etc.).

KEEP YOUR DOOR LOCKED

at all times. Don’t open your windows all the way and use the window locks to prevent anyone from entering.

BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS

at ATMs and bank machines. If someone seems suspicious, leave. Avoid using ATMs in dark or isolated areas. Block the view of the keypad.

IF YOU THINK YOU’RE BEING FOLLOWED

go to a public place, cross the street, head to places where there are people.

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY

or if personal belongings are stolen, call 911. The operator will send police officers or emergency vehicles to you, depending on the situation.

FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE SECURITY PROGRAM

at your school and campus. Security guards will wear a special uniform and there is a security office with staff and resources available to all students.

TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS

If you feel uncomfortable or unsafe somewhere, leave. Go to somewhere or someone you know and trust.

Hawai‘i boasts more than natural beauty. It is also an incredibly safe place to live, work and study. Hawai‘i is consistently rated among the top ten safest places to live, and Honolulu has been named the safest large city in the U.S.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

Dial 911. This number will connect you to the police, fire department and emergency medical responders. Tell the operator your exact location and the type of help you need.

NEED MEDICAL SERVICES?

Medical attention is available on all islands. If you will be in Hawai‘i for a year or longer and purchasing a medical insurance plan, you may want to select a primary care physician who will see you for check-ups and refer you to specialists when needed.

HEALTH RESOURCES

Hawai‘i Dental Association
800-593-7956

Provides emergency dental services and referrals to private dentists located near a caller’s home.

Physicians Exchange
800-524-2575

A service that can contact your physician or therapist when he or she is not in the office.

Sex Abuse Treatment Center
800-524-7273

Provides confidential counseling and medical assistance for rape victims.

STD and AIDS Hotline
800-342-2437

Provides exams, tests and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Provides AIDS screening, support groups and information.

Access Suicide and Crisis
808-832-3100

A 24-hour phone service for those who need counseling or someone to talk to.

Contact Hawai'i Education Directory

Phone: 808-256-4108

Email: hawaiieducationdirectory@gmail.com

Address: Educational Publishing, 2333 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 3210, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96826