Protective Services in San Miguel are limited to the Policeman and the Barangay Tanods. There are no existing private security agencies in town, but the Alturas Rice mill in Barangay Mahayag has its own private security from one of the security and detective agencies in Tagbilaran City.
The PNP in San Miguel has total police force of only 16, serving a total population of more or less 23,695. This would show a policeman/population ratio of 1:1,480 which is below par the standard police to population ratio of at least 1:500. The Barangay Tanods on the other hand had total 222 for the whole municipality, but varies in force in every barangay.