Work program idea gives people chance to earn incentives while helping community

  • LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today file photo Community Policing Officer Reuben Pukahi talks in June during a community meeting in Kona about working togethe to address the homeless situation.

  • LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today file photo Officer Wyatt Nahale has devised an innovative program to help the homeless.

KAILUA-KONA — Two Kona community policing officers are thinking outside of the box when it comes to addressing the homeless population in Kailua Village.