Parking will continue to be enforced on installations

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Col. Duane R. Miller
Director, Emergency Services, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, and
Commander, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command

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Miller

As every member of our community can attest, the limited nature of vehicle parking on the island of Oahu can be frustrating.

The U.S. Army-Hawaii (USARHAW) community is no exception.

Whether you are attempting to visit the Fort Shafter post exchange, shop at the Schofield Barracks Commissary, or any other location on our installations, one thing is clear: Finding a safe and convenient place to park can be difficult.

The Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) is committed to the enforcement of the parking regulations on USARHAW, emphasizing the importance of safety and respect that comes with the responsibility of operating a motor vehicle in our community.

With an emphasis on safety, good order and discipline, our Military Police and Department of the Army civilian police consistently enforce the parking regulations throughout USARHAW.

Parking infractions remain a constant concern, because they result in unsafe conditions and affect all the members of our community. When a vehicle is parked outside of designated areas, fire lanes can be blocked, traffic flow may be impeded and delays can form – all of which impact emergency response and good order on our streets.

The Provost Marshal Office sends Armed Forces Traffic Tickets, DD 1408s, directly to the sponsor’s unit commander whenever someone has committed a parking infraction. These notifications can lead to an adverse impact on a Soldier’s career for a violation that is completely avoidable.

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In the last three months on Fort Shafter, Tripler, Aliamanu Military Reservation and Red Hill, there have been 19 instances of parking in no parking zones, nine cases of parking outside of a stall and four cases of parking in a seeded area.

On Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield and Helemano Military Reservation there have been 121 cases of parking infractions over the last six months, most of which have been in major public areas.

In the next few months, USARHAW Regulation 190-5 (U.S. Army-Hawaii Traffic Code) will be updated to introduce monetary fines for parking infractions. A rigorous information campaign is ongoing to educate our community of the inclusion of these fines. These new regulations will help improve the good order and discipline on our installations and create a safer environment for all of our service members and their families.

Please help our community and continue to park your vehicles in the appropriate, designated locations. Your continued efforts help ensure that our emergency response personnel can reach where they are needed quickly and safely.

By doing the right thing when parking, you ensure that your fellow community members are afforded the opportunity to move about safely. Each of us has a responsibility to be part of the solution, and I know that every person who lives and works on our installations is making every effort to do so. You all have my thanks.

DES continues to provide top-notch professionalism and dedication to our USARHAW installations. We are committed to ensuring that our community retains its high quality of life, safety and good order, and we are proud to serve.

 

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For more information on the services and personnel who support this community, visit DES at www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/des/default.htm.

 

Police Beat Roll Up
From Jan. 20-Feb. 9, the following occurred on USARHAW installations:

Schofield Barracks
9, Domestic disturbances
3, Wrongful damaging of property
13, Larcenies
9, Duty upon striking
2, Assaults

Wheeler Army Airfield
1, Assault

Aliamanu Military Reservation
1, Wrongful damaging of property
1, Larceny

Pililaau Army Recreation Center
1, Larceny

Violations off post
2, DUI

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