It Takes a Village to Keep the Village Safe
The Kailua Village Business Improvement District's mission is creating a model sustainable community that is a better place to invest, work, live and play.
Safety is one of our primary focus areas and we have an expanded security presence throughout the Village. You may have noticed KVBID Safety Ambassadors (security) in their bright orange shirts both on foot and on bikes and in roving vehicular patrols in the Village.
The Safety Ambassadors on a daily basis in the daytime hours walk Alii Drive and Kuakini Highway (Zone 1) and bike through the various streets of the Old Industrial Area (Zone 2). The Safety Ambassadors patrol both Zones in the evening hours by vehicle.
Private security has no enforcement powers. When the Safety Ambassadors see illegal activity they report it directly to Hawaii County Police Department.
KVBID's Safety Ambassadors are scheduled for 124 hours each week on two shifts from 12 noon to 8 pm and from 6:30 pm to 2:30 am with expanded coverage on Wednesday, Saturday and Sundays. These security services provided by the national firm Block by Block total nearly 6,500 hours at an annual cost in excess of $200,000.