Mission Description: To provide staff, patients, visitors and auxiliary personnel with a safe and secure working environment and promote wellness throughout our community.
It is the objective of the security department to be a source of confidence for staff and others while working, visiting or obtaining medical care on any one of the hospital properties. Security is a 24-hour operation with several resources to insure the safety of personnel and to protect property. There are 9 full-time and 3 part-time officers on staff to provide immediate assistance.
Security Manager: Dan Wickersham
The hospital is licensed by the Georgia Professional Licensing Boards Division Private Detective and Security Agencies under the Secretary of State as an In-House Armed Security Company. Each officer is individually licensed and authorized to carry a firearm and taser after a prescribed certification process.
Our Public Safety Officers go through an extensive background check, psychological evaluation, written exam, fitness assessment and a series of personal interviews prior to employment. On-boarding our officers requires an intense period of classroom courses that is coupled with several weeks of field training. Continued education is part of the "continuous improvement" rigor of each officer's advanced training. Firearm Qualification, Use of Force, Crisis Prevention Intervention and Taser Recertification is an annual requirement.
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