Active Shooter Awareness, Preparedness & Response

March 15, 2018
6pm   -   8pm
West Hawai'i Civic Center, Council Chambers

Join us this Thursday, March 15th, from 6-8 PM at West Hawaii Civic Center for the latest Community Forum featuring an informative session about active shooter awareness, preparedness and response. This session will feature Lt. Thomas Shopay (Hawaii Police Department) and  Shawn Suzuki (Konawaena High School principal). Forum will be moderated by Ms. Sherry Bracken.

Lt. Thomas Shopay is a Kona resident and has worked for the Hawaii Police Department for over 18 years. The majority of that time was spent with the Special Response Team (SRT), based out of Hilo. Lt. Shopay participated with SRT initially as a team member, was promoted to Team Sergeant and later promoted to Tactical

Commander. Lt. Shopay recently transferred to Kona Patrol as a shift commander to further his experience and be closer to home. Lt. Shopay is a recipient of the Hawai’i Police Department Silver Medal of Valor and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Shawn Suzuki is the Principal of Konawaena High Scool. Now in his 29th year in the DOE, 16th year as Konawaena High principal. He has a B.Ed music and M.Ed education administration both from University of Hawaii at Manoa.

This forum took place on March 15, 2018, at 6pm at West Hawai'i Civic Center, Council Chambers.

To learn more about each Forum featured speaker, click onto the presenter's name listed below their picture.


This event was moderated by:

Sherry Bracken
Mahalo Multimedia

The event's featured speakers were:

Lt. Thomas Shopay
Hawaii Police Department
Shawn Suzuki
Konawaena High School

Forum Session Video

View the recorded session here: