Uniformed Police Officers Can Now Patrol Inside Malls


With bomb scares and security threats becoming rampant as of recent, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced that uniformed police officers can now patrol inside malls.

According to a report on The Philippine Star, the PNP had a meeting with mall security managers and they have to this agreement. In the past, uniformed and armed police officers were refused to patrol inside malls because they intimidate mall-goers and shoppers.

According to the PNP, the security managers from following malls attended the meeting:

  • Rustan’s
  • SM Megamall
  • Starbucks
  • Rockwell
  • Shagri-La
  • Diamond Hotel
  • Resorts World
  • Fisher Mall
  • Landmark
  • Ortigas Group
  • Megaworld
  • Sofitel
  • Centro Escolar University
  • Ayala Land

PNP chief superintendent Camilo Cascolan said this will be a big boost in ensuring safety and security inside the malls.

In addition to increased police visibility, the PNP recommended to get bomb-sniffing dogs and put up additional security features in malls.

What do you think of uniformed police officers patrolling the malls?