Armed Response

Armed Response

Farm signGhost Security Services and Risk Management is the first armed response security provider to be based in Greyton.

Whilst Greyton has a low level of crime, there are unfortunately, increasingly common episodes of opportunistic crime. In conjunction with the SAPS, Ghost Security Services and Risk Management is dedicated to offering effective security care. The intention being to compress crime, reduce risk and manage situations effectively.

Providing an armed response team in South Africa is a complicated and  specialised area of crime prevention. In addition to suitable self-defence training each of the licensed members of the Ghost team of armed responders undergoes regular training. Extensive firearm instruction is essential for all individuals in the security industry..

The ability to identify suspicious individuals by examining their body language and habits as well as the correct protocol to undertake when approaching a suspect is vital. Armed response teams are trained in various arresting techniques to apprehend criminals who may resist arrest and become violent.

Judicial Use of Force Management is at all times implemented by all of Ghost’s Security Officers.

The following actions are to be taken by any security officer in response to the actions taken by the suspect.

1. – Suspicious Behaviour – Verbal Order
2. – Refusing Orders – Use of Restraint Equipment (Handcuffs)
3. – Attempted Assault on Staff
– Self-Injurious Behaviour
– Physical handling
– Escort
4. – Assault
– Possession of a Weapon
– Use of Chemical Agents (Pepper spray/ Tear gas)
5. – Use of a Weapon – Charging a Firearm


Although Greyton’s crime level has increased in recent times, Ghost in partnership with other local organisations has created multiple action plans to combat and attempt to eradicate crime in our village.

Ghost Security Services and Risk Management operate a dedicated 24 hour a day control room.  From within, Ghost is able to monitor their own clients’ alarms. We also have radio communications with our own team, SAPS and GNW.

Ghost Tactical Division is constantly growing. A Tactical Division cannot exist without constant training. All members of Ghost train once a week in Tactical Defence in order to gain immediate control of any situation. They also train in first aid.

Ghost’s Private Security Industry Regulations Authority (PSIRA). PSIRA registration number is: 2108738.

Everyone can become personally involved in the fight against crime. Take your own security seriously. The basics cannot be mentioned enough! Make contact with your neighbours, lock your doors, arm (maintained) alarms, and employ a reputable security provider.

For further information please contact us on: Tel: +27 (0)28 254 9906 I Mobile: +27 (0) 713 143 604