The Security Department of the Ghana International School operates on a 24/7 shift cycle, responsible for the safety and protection of its community members by initiating best practices preventative mechanisms to curb foreseeable and imminent threats.
We formulate, enforce and maintain policies to ensure physical safety of all property and assets owned by the organization. The department is the primary first responder in the event of major security incidents, and liaises with local, state, law enforcement and emergency response agencies to maintain effective, collaborative and proactive relationships. Ultimately, we strive to promote a safe, secure, and peaceful quality of life in the school community through a collaborative partnership with all our stakeholders.
We initiate a response strategy following an assessment of an urgent threat. We equip our staff with the relevant training and techniques to meet the long and short-term requisites / demands of our client. Our tasks include the following: property patrol, access control, traffic management, crime prevention, community assurance, investigations, escort (executive and non-executive), conduct vulnerability risk assessment, facility recognition tour “recce”, waybill scrutiny, background screening, security information sharing and awareness, CCTV monitoring, alarm response, conflict resolution among the least.
Our departmental operational mission is to deliver a technologically biased professional security service of choice, bench marked internationally, which is beneficial and supports the achievement of GIS’ strategic vision, mission and goals. In doing so, we carve an enviable niche for the department and the organization as a whole in raising campus security to the next level and to serve as role models in the security fraternity.