Protective Services

David Grissom serves the BCSD as the Coordinator of Protective Services.  He is responsible for security, investigations, and emergency management and is the liaison between the District and area law enforcement. David began his career here on August 5, 2013. He is an Army Veteran, retired police officer, and a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

After serving over 20 years with the Indiana Police Department in Hobart, David retired from the force on August 1, 2013. Hobart is a small community in northwest Indiana with a population of about 25,000 and a police department of 55 sworn officers. David began his career as a sworn officer and also served as the District's SOR Officer before being promoted to the Detective Bureau. For 10 years, David was in charge of all internal investigations for Hobart. Three years prior to retiring, he served as Hobart's Detective Bureau Commander.  While serving as an officer, David was very involved with the Hobart School District where he taught the D.A.R.E. program to fifth-grade students and coached high school basketball and baseball.

David is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, FBI National Academy Associates, International Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association, South Carolina Gang Investigators Association, and the South Carolina School Resource Officers Association.

At the BCSD, David is responsible for:

  • District-wide Security

    • School Building Security

    • Increased Security Initiatives

    • School Security Audits

  • Emergency Management

    • Emergency Management Planning

    • School District representative on the County EOC

    • School District representative on the Recovery Task Force

  • Internal Investigations

    • Investigation at the School and/or District Level

  • Liaison with area Law Enforcement

    • School Resource Officer Program in ten schools

    • Coordinate with Police/Sheriffs on Cooperative Initiatives

You can email David Grissom or call (843)-322-0777


PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES

  • Security fencing

  • Improved exterior lighting

  • Digital security cameras installed or scheduled to be installed, in all schools

  • Live Eye--All high school (and some other school's) website security cameras viewable to law enforcement in emergency situations.

  • Photo ID required for staff in all schools.

  • School readiness (security) audits.

  • Re-design of school lobbies to force, by design, visitors to enter main office prior to gaining access to the school. Installed or being installed in all schools.

  • Visitor sign-in system, with sex offender check, installed or scheduled to be installed in all schools

  • Intercom/cameras installed, or scheduled to be installed, in all school on the front doors to the schools.

  • Keyless card access scheduled to be installed on all schools.

  • Law enforcement K-9 drug sweeps (encouraged at high and middle schools.)

  • School Stat; crime mapping of arrests and certain crimes at each school on a daily basis with data recorded on large maps of the district.

  • Cooperation relationship with area law enforcement.

  • Rapid Responder System in all schools.  Website-based pre-planning with First Responders for emergency response to all school. Including, but not limited to, police, fire , EMS staging areas, parent re-unification area, evacuation routes and sites, hundreds of photos of each school from both  inside and outside, photos of key utilities, gas shut off, water, electrical etc, contact teams, individual school response plans.

  • Flip Chart in all classrooms. Flip chart-style books with the 16 most probable scenarios that will require teacher or staff action. Books contain bullet points for immediate actions for teachers to take control of and contain an emergency.

  • Classes for staff and teachers (Personnel Protection, How to Communicate with Angry People, Inhalants, Gangs, etc.)

  • Investigations and case preparation on internal investigations.

  • Available to respond to all schools for support or consultation on security matters or disturbance related issues.

  • Available to senior staff on law enforcement related issues.


Additional Resources
Beaufort County Hurricane Information Hotline - 1-800-963-5023
National Hurricane Center
Rapid Responder Home Site
Family Watch Dog-Sex Offenders
SLED Sex Offender List
South Carolina School Safety Act
District Search Policy
District Visitors Policy
FBI Internet Safety Tips