Police Call: June 26, 2015 — Garrison, DES plan for Fourth of July

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
Col Miller



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


As July approaches, we have the opportunity to celebrate the founding of our great nation.

This year, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will celebrate the Fourth of July over a two-day period, July 3rd and 4th.

As always, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is putting on a great event, and we hope to see you all out on Weyand Field, Schofield Barracks, for the festivities.

Events of this size require quite a bit of coordination and effort to ensure that we can safely put on a great show, celebrate the United States of America and show our appreciation for those who put their lives on the line to ensure the freedom under which this country was founded.

The Directorate of Emergency Services wants to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to share in this celebration in a safe manner, and we ask for everyone to follow a few simple rules while in attendance and after the event.

First, if you plan on drinking alcoholic beverages during the event, make a plan before you arrive. If you’re driving to the event, have a designated driver to ensure you make it home safely.

Did you know that 39 percent of all traffic fatalities over the Fourth of July holiday over the past five years involved driving under the influence, or DUIs? Don’t become a statistic; have a plan!

If you live on post and plan on walking to the event, don’t take making it home on foot for granted if you are drinking. With the amount of traffic anticipated on the installation for this event, vehicle-on-pedestrian accidents can still be a factor. Enjoy yourself, but please do so responsibly.

In order to expedite traffic onto the installation and to allow our personnel to share in the festivities with family and friends, we will be modifying access procedures at the gates. All gates will be open on July 3rd and 4th. Individuals over the age of 16 will be required to show a valid state or DOD ID card to enter the installation.

All gates will remain open for egress from Schofield Barracks on the July 4th to help expedite the departure from post. There will also be some road closures near the field on both the 3rd and 4th, and the commissary parking lot will need to be cleared by 9 p.m. on July 3rd to prepare for the fireworks on the 4th.

A few restrictions will be associated with this event: No pets are allowed; glass containers are prohibited, as are distilled spirits. Open flame or charcoal cooking is also forbidden unless in designated reserved picnic areas. All bags will be subject to search, including coolers and backpacks. These restrictions will be discussed in more depth as the event draws closer and will also be posted around the venue.

We hope that everyone has a safe and enjoyable Independence Day, and we are working hard to ensure you do.


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



Police Beat Roll-Up

The following occurred on U.S. Army Hawaii installations and off-post.

•Aliamanu Military Reservation

1 – Property Crimes

1 – Crimes Against Persons

•Hawaii Armed Services Police (HASP)

5 – Under the Influence

•Schofield Barracks

3 – Property Crimes

2 – Larceny

2 – Traffic Accidents with Property Damage

•Tripler Army Medical Center

1 – Traffic Accidents with Property Damage

•Wheeler Army Airfield

1 – Traffic Accidents with Property Damage




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