One of the most commonly asked questions people ask is, what can I do to improve safety and deter unwanted behavior in my business or in front of my shop?
“The Clean & Safe team is available from 7 am to 7 pm every day to help people if they want help; but when safety, sanitation or property damage becomes a factor, it is important not to ignore it. Working with police and possibly filing a police report or showing up in court may seem like a nuisance, but it ultimately is an investment in your property and Wailuku Town.”
Wailuku Clean & Safe works in collaboration with Mental Health Kokua social workers and the Maui Police Department Crisis Intervention Team to assist in cases where behavioral issues may be mental health or substance abuse related.
Be proactive, be consistent and do not hesitate to call for help or share an observation with one of the safety team members.
Clean & Safe Program Director Lawrence Kauha‘aha‘a provides a few tips to reduce vagrancy issues for property and business owners:
“Holding people accountable for their actions on your property lets people know your expectations and will deter future problems.”