Papakōlea Park Mandates Police Security Policy

Papakōlea , HI – Effective immediately, a uniformed Honolulu Police Department officer is required at all special events held after 4 pm at the Papakōlea Community Park and Center with 100 attendees or more.  The purpose of mandatory police security is to maintain order, provide security, facilitate traffic flow, take action against violations of the law, and enforce PCDC rules and regulations.

The decision was made at a Special Meeting of the Papakōlea Community Development Corporation (PCDC) Board of Directors on June 26, 2018.

“The recent incident is the first of its nature in over a decade.  Papakōlea is a close-knit community of nearly 2,000 residents, established 84 years ago through an amendment to the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act (1921).  Papakōlea has numerous community accomplishments to celebrate and I am proud to call Papakōlea my home,” stated Ms. Lilia Kapuniai, PCDC Executive Director and Papakōlea resident.

PCDC is a 501(c)3 community-based nonprofit, established in 1999, to serve as a steward of the Papakōlea Community Park and Center, and provide the residents of the Papakōlea, Kewalo, and Kalāwahine, with a full range of comprehensive services.  For more information about PCDC, contact Ms. Lilia Kapuniai, PCDC Executive Director, at 808.520.8998 or