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Shopping centres may be targeted by terrorists because they are not only crowded but owing to the nature of the sites are usually locations with easy access. NaCTSO, in partnership with the British Council of Shopping Centres, has researched and produced a guide intended to give protective security advice to those who are responsible for security in shopping centres and other retail spaces.
Whilst the document concentrates on measures to counter terrorism, these will also work against other threats, such as theft, burglary and arson.
We recognise that there is a need to maintain a friendly and welcoming atmosphere within shopping centre environments. The guidance aims to achieve a balance where those responsible for security are informed that there are robust protective security measures available to mitigate against the threat of terrorism.
For site specific advice relating to your premises, contact your CTSA or use the non emergency police telephone number 101.