Old police station to host new discussion on policing

Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the gracious old building on Kalakaua Street that is now home to the East Hawai’i Cultural Center was once the Hilo Police Station and Courthouse. (Courtesy Photo/ EHCC)

The East Hawai’i Cultural Center will recognize its history as the former police station, jail, and courthouse on May 20 from 10 a.m. to noon, by hosting a panel discussion on policing that is free and open to the public. Entitled “Community and Policing: Where were we, where are we, and where will we go?” The event will feature discussion by community leaders and a presentationby UH Hilo students who conducted a survey as part of a 300-level class on criminology with sociology professor Ellen Meiser.