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Aloha! Mahalo for visiting the Kamehameha Schools Security Department Website. Information on this website pertains to the Hawai‘i Campus.


KSH provides a safe, secure, and orderly campus environment that is conducive to learning and facilitates the pursuit of achievement through the development of proactive approaches, objective analyses and detailed policies and procedures to ensure the prevention of incidents and protection of assets.


By pursuing our goals, KSH Campus Security maintains a security system that provides an open and inviting feel for students, faculty, staff, and visitors while remaining operationally feasible and cost effective.

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:

  • Emergency Services and Response [First Aid, CPR/AED]
  • Facilities Non-Business Hours Access
  • Investigations and Incident Reports
  • Preventative Patrol
  • Special Events Security
  • Security Escorts
  • Traffic and Parking Control
  • Vehicle Registration and Parking Permit

We welcome your comments, suggestions, and questions. Security and safety incidents or emergencies can be reported directly to the Security Office at (808) 982-0063 (during regular business hours) or to the main security gatehouse (24/7) at (808) 982-0149. Mahalo!

Important information

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) 982-0149. The main gate is equipped with video monitoring equipment. All entry to and exit from the campus is monitored through electronic surveillance for the protection of faculty, staff, students, and parents.

The campus access procedures are as follows:

  • Access to the campus will be strictly controlled between 7:45 am – 2:00 pm and between 5:30 pm– 5:00 am.
  • Parent facility pass applications will be distributed via mail or can be obtained at the security office.
  • All vehicles must have a facility pass and all occupants may be required to show a valid photo ID.
  • The facility pass must be affixed to the front windshield rear view mirror and visible to the officer at the main gate upon entry.
  • Upon arrival, all visitors should report to the designated campus office.
  • Visitors will be issued a visitor pass which must be worn for the duration of their visit. Prior to departure, visitors should check out at the office.

Students are not allowed to drive or park on campus during the school day, unless they have obtained a KS student parking tags or a one-day student parking pass. Student parking is restricted to designated parking areas on the campus. All drivers are expected to obey speed limits and all traffic signage and markings while driving on campus.

Parking on campus is a privilege.

Visitor parking:

Please refer the KSH Campus Map for parking locations and gate hours.

Student parking:

If any student is suspected of being under the influence of any impairing substances, they will not be permitted to operate a vehicle. They will be detained on campus until a parent or other designated adult would be able to provide them with safe transportation to depart campus.

Parking application:

Each year, students drivers must complete a Student Parking Application available at the high school office. There is a $5 fee to register two vehicles for parking. Students who are granted parking tags are responsible for obeying the rules and regulations for driving and parking on campus printed on the back of the application form. Students will also be issued a Kamehameha Student Driving Manual upon approval of their application. 

Parking applications are available in June. Students who hold a space on a Kamehameha Schools’ bus for the school year will not be granted driving and parking privileges. 

One-day parking pass:

One-day student parking passes may be purchased for $1 at the high school office from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Passes should be obtained at least a day before they are needed. Requests will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Guidelines for one-day passes will be provided when the pass is issued.

Upon arrival on campus, ALL visitors who plan on being present after 8:00 am ‐ including parents, relatives and caregivers must report to the school office, sign in, and obtain a KS visitor’s pass 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. Therefore, we request that visitations be scheduled in advance with your child’s classroom teacher.

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:

  • an annual criminal history record check. This information is kept in a confidential file
  • annual KS volunteer training certification
  • a valid TB clearance on file if anticipated to have contact with grade K-12 students for more than thirty cumulative days within a twelve-month period

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 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 Hawaiʻi campus or at school activities by any employee, visitor, volunteer, contractor, or student enrolled at Kamehameha Schools.

Under Hawaiʻi 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 to 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:

  1. Provide emergency preparedness response instructions, information, and guidelines for protecting students, faculty, and staff at Kamehameha Schools, as well as to describe the responsibilities of staff members, for a wide range of emergency and disaster situations that may occur. In the event of a widespread emergency, such as a hurricane, it is recognized that available government resources will be overtaxed and may be unable to respond to all requests for assistance.  This plan assumes that the Maui campus must be self-sufficient for a time and may be required to provide shelter to the immediate community.
  2. Provides coordination between Elementary, Middle and High Schools and the Incident Command Post.
  3. Integrate and coordinate emergency response with municipal, county and state emergency preparedness efforts.

Scope: This plan applies to emergencies occurring on Kamehameha Schools Maui 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 a campus-wide emergency response plan designed to provide administrators, faculty, and staff with a guide for emergencies. The goals of the plan are to: 

  • Ensure the safety and security of students, staff, and visitors 
  • Minimize disruption of academic programs and business operations 
  • Minimize property losses 
  • Assist the community in time of emergency

Kamehameha Schools’ emergency operations plan is activated any time a CIVIL DEFENSE WARNING is issued. In such a case, parents can obtain information about school or their children in the following ways:

  • Mass Notification: Our mass notification system can send broadcast emergency emails, recorded phone messages, and texts effectively reaching thousands of recipients within minutes.
  • Radio: Announcements about school closure or evacuation will be broadcast over the following local radio stations: KPUA 670 AM, KIPA 1060 AM, KWXX 94.7 FM, KKBG 97.9 FM, and KAPA 100.3 FM. 
  • Telephone calls: In the event of an emergency we request parents stand by for automated messaging from our school messenger system. You may try to call in but there is a possibility phone lines will be busy. We will make every effort to keep you informed through our messaging system. It is therefore very important that your contact information in our student database is accurate.

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.