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:
- SM Megamall
- Diamond Hotel
- Resorts World
- Fisher Mall
- Ortigas Group
- 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?