Aloha! Mahalo for visiting the Kamehameha Schools Security Department Website. Information on this website pertains to the Kapālama Campus.
KSK Campus Security provides essential safety and security services that enable world-class Hawaiian culture-based education to flourish.
By pursuing our goals, KSK Campus Security will enable native Hawaiian learners to achieve greater success than they can at any other school.
We’re here to serve you with Aloha!
The Kamehameha Schools Security Department provides campus-wide security services and support 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Below is a list of some of the diverse services offered by the security department:
We welcome your comments, suggestions, and questions. Please feel free to contact us through our email, firstname.lastname@example.org (monitored only during regular business hours). Security and safety incidents or emergencies can be reported directly to the Security Office at (808) 842-8320 (during regular business hours) or to the main security gatehouse (24/7) at (808) 842-8332. Mahalo!
Kamehameha Schools is committed to providing a safe, secure, and orderly environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors at KS campuses and other educational sites. KS maintains security on its K-12 campuses, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To contact the campus security office, call (808) 842-8320 or (808) 842-8332 (A security officer is present at the Makuakāne Main Gate 24/7.)
Access to the campus is strictly controlled from 8AM to 2:30PM and 7PM to 5 AM during regular school days of the regular school year (August through May). Procedures during the summer may vary in accordance with Summer School and other program hours. The Makuakāne, Puna, and Makanani gates are equipped with video monitoring equipment. All entry to and exit from the campus is monitored through the campus security camera system for the protection of faculty, staff, students, and parents.
The campus access procedures are as follows:
All drivers are expected to obey speed limits and all traffic signage and markings while driving on campus. Please follow the posted campus speed limit which is 15 MPH on most campus roadways. Also, please be considerate of our neighbors as you exit the Puna Gate where the speed limit is 15 MPH on that public roadway.
Parking on campus is a privilege.
Please refer to KSK Campus Map for parking locations and gate hours.
Students are not allowed to drive or park on campus during the school day unless they have obtained a Kamehameha student parking decal or a one-day student parking pass. Student parking is restricted to designated parking areas on the campus.
Parents have the primary responsibility for ensuring that their sons and daughters get to and from school safely. Permission for students to drive and park on Kapālama campus provides one option for meeting the need for transportation. Therefore, when the privilege of driving and parking on Kapālama campus is granted to a student, it is important for him/her to safeguard that privilege by abiding by the driving/parking rules and regulations. The school attempts to be consistent in applying penalties for infractions of driving/parking rules. Parents are expected to support the school in regard to student driving policies and not expect that the rules and penalties that apply at the time of an infraction will be changed to suit their needs of circumstances.
Students accepting the privilege of driving and parking on Kapālama campus are responsible for abiding by the following rules and regulations:
Upon arrival on campus, ALL visitors ‐ including parents, relatives and caregivers must stop at the main gate to check in with security. They must then report to the school office before going to a classroom or anywhere else on campus. All visitors are expected to follow school rules to ensure that visits do not disrupt the learning environment or endanger the safety of students or staff. Upon KS’ request, at the end of the visit, visitors must report back to the unit office, sign out and return the KS ID badge.
KS depends on parents, relatives, and community volunteers to enhance its curriculum and to make such things as field trips and special activities possible. In order to provide the safest environment for students and volunteers, KS requires every volunteer who will be in direct contact with students for an extended period, and/or on a regular basis, to complete a volunteer application form available at the principal’s office.
Before working directly with the students, volunteers may be required to complete the following:
Upon arrival on campus, volunteers must report to the school administrator authorized to supervise the volunteer. At the end of the field trip, special activity, program, or service, at KS’ request volunteers should return to the authorized school administrator’s office to sign out, unless alternate arrangements have been made.
KS facilities are smoke-free, vape-free and drug‐free environments. All visitors and volunteers are expected to adhere to this policy. Smoking including the use of electronic smoking devices (except in designated smoking areas), drinking, or use of any illegal substance is prohibited on school property (including parking lots, bus terminals, KS vehicles and rental buses), at school‐sponsored events, and at field trip locations. Any person under the influence of drugs or alcohol shall not be permitted on school property or at school‐sponsored events.
In all cases, KS reserves the right to refuse to allow visitors or volunteers, including parents, relatives, or caregivers, to participate in its programs and services if, in the opinion of the administrator, there exists a reasonable belief that the visitor or volunteer may pose a risk to the health, safety or welfare of the students.
All KS campus facilities are smoke-free, vape-free, alcohol free, and drug‐free environments. All employees, students, visitors and volunteers are expected to adhere to this policy. Smoking including the use of electronic smoking devices (except in designated smoking areas), drinking, or use of any illegal substance is prohibited on school property (including parking lots, bus terminals, KS vehicles and rental buses), at school‐sponsored events, and at field trip locations. Any person under the influence of drugs or alcohol shall not be permitted on school property or at school‐sponsored events.
It is the policy of the Kamehameha Schools to prohibit the possession, distribution and/or use of intoxicating liquor on Kapālama campus or at school activities by any employee, visitor, volunteer, contractor, or student enrolled at Kamehameha Schools.
Under Hawai‘i law, a person commits the misdemeanor offense of promoting intoxicating liquor to a minor if he knowingly: (a) sells or offers for sale, delivers, or gives to a person intoxicating liquor, and the person receiving the intoxicating liquor is a minor; or (b) permits a person to possess intoxicating liquor on property under his control, and the person possessing the intoxicating liquor is a minor.
As prohibited by state and federal law, Kamehameha Schools students, employees, visitors, volunteers, or contractors are not permitted to be under the influence of, possess, manufacture, distribute or sell illicit drugs at Kamehameha Schools sponsored or approved events, on Kamehameha Schools property or in buildings used by Kamehameha Schools for its educational or recreational programs. Students and/or employees and visitors found to be in violation will be subject ot discipline, up to and including termination/release from Kamehameha. Criminal penalties such as arrest or conviction resulting in probation, fines, and imprisonment may also occur.
Safety is our #1 priority here at Kamehameha Schools. Our Emergency Operations plan (EOP) is in place as a guide for various types of potentially threatening situations internally (i.e., active threat) and externally (i.e., natural disasters). Regularly scheduled emergency drills are conducted in partnership with the Operations Division and Kamehameha Security.
The purpose of the EOP is to:
Scope: This plan applies to emergencies occurring on Kamehameha Schools Kapālama property or emergencies that occur off-site that affect Kamehameha Schools’ students, faculty, staff, and property.
Limitations: It is the policy of Kamehameha Schools that no guarantee is implied by this plan of a perfect response system. As personnel and resources may be overwhelmed, Kamehameha Schools can only endeavor to make every reasonable effort to respond based on the situation, resources, and information available at the time.
Kamehameha Schools has established a campus-wide emergency response plan for each school that is designed to provide administration, faculty, and staff with guidance in the event of emergencies. The goals of the plan are to:
KS’s emergency operations plan is activated any time a Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA) warning is issued. In such a case, parents can obtain information about school or their children in the following ways:
If you have questions about the KS emergency response plan, please call each individual school office or refer to your student-parent handbook for more information.