Col. La’Tonya D. Lynn
Commander, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, and Director, Directorate of Emergency Services, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii
Welcome to Top Cop. The goal of this monthly column is to provide crime data to our military communities throughout U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, to increase awareness, which will aid in crime prevention.
The Directorate of Emergency Services, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, in coordination with Island Palm Communities, recently conducted a Neighborhood Watch meeting in the theater of the Aliamanu Military Reservation Community Center.
The primary focus was to reinforce the importance of the Neighborhood Watch program within our military communities and to increase residents’ involvement. Topics included expectations for community residents and support from law enforcement personnel.
Schofield Barracks will host a similar Neighborhood Watch meeting, Feb. 21, at the Canby Community Center.
Neighborhood Watch is a resident-driven program that will only be successful with the participation of the community. At these meetings, residents can address law enforcement and housing issues. Both DES and IPC representatives are available at the meetings to ensure issues have an appropriate response.
Please ensure that you park only in designated parking areas. Military police and Department of the Army civilian police will strictly enforce parking violations.
Installation access control
With USAG-HI eliminating the vehicle registration program, DES requested that our sister service military installations on Oahu honor the common access card and other authorized ID cards without the Department of Defense vehicle decals for our personnel.
Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Camp Smith, and Bellows Air Force Base will allow entry with a CAC and other authorized ID card, without the DOD vehicle decal, for our personnel.
Currently, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam still requires CAC or other authorized ID card and a DOD vehicle decal for entry.
Personnel without a DOD vehicle decal will be required to use the Visitor Control Center for a day pass, so plan accordingly. This procedure is for uniformed military personnel and official business.
USAG-HI’s DES, uses crime statistics to determine patrol distribution and to maintain safety and security within our communities. From Jan. 1-31, the Schofield Barracks Provost Marshal Office, or PMO, reported a total of 349 cases for both areas of operation, or AORs. Outlined, below, is a listing of these cases.
Those involving alcohol: 9
Service members apprehended: 13
Family members apprehended: 7
In housing area: 53
In public area: 35
Involving injuries: 5
Damage to property: 13
Driving under the influence
Service members apprehended: 15
Family members apprehended: 2
Cell phone violations: 10
Speeding violations: 42
Failure to stop as posted: 58
No insurance: 14
Expired safety inspection: 116
Parking violations (parking in seeded area, parking where curb painted yellow etc): 89
Improper turns: 2
No vehicle registration in vehicles: 9
Failure to register out of state plates: 8
Driving without a license: 24
Expired registration: 51
Defective equipment: 28
Failure to display registration: 2
No seatbelt: 2
Suspended driver’s license: 4
Unsafe backing: 9
Failure to use turn signal: 6
Failure to display safety sticker: 2
Disregarding a traffic control device: 11
Expired insurance: 2
Crossing double yellow line: 2
Impeding traffic: 7
Defective license plate: 1
Following too closely: 2
Overtaking vehicle on right shoulder: 1
Failure to yield right of way to emergency vehicle: 1
Abandoned vehicle: 7
Driving without headlights: 1
Failure to yield at an intersection: 3
Unsafe lane change:1
Failure to display front license plate: 1
Expired driver’s license: 1
Failure to control pet: 8
Excessive noise: 2
Unattended child: 1
Trespassing on a military installation: 1
Failure to care for pet: 1
Failure to register weapon: 2
Report any suspicious behavior or witnessed criminal acts to law enforcement personnel at Schofield Barracks at 655-7114 or at Fort Shafter at 438-7114.