The shooting in the Omaha shopping district in December of 2007 opened the eyes of security experts. What they have known for decades was true. It was that shopping malls are easy targets. Researchers reported in 2006 that U.S. retail malls have received too little attention from security officials. Shopping malls are potential sites for attacks. Furthermore, experts investigated whether the malls were adequately prepared to react to incidents since the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Designed to go beyond surveys, their study and investigation were.
Surveying State Homeland Security Advisors
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security presented a written survey of homeland security advisors in the 50 states and Puerto Rico. They have received 33 responses, reflecting a good dispersion around the states.
Surveying Mall Security Directors
Written surveys have been sent to 1,371 safety directors of the nation’s biggest indoors retail outlets. Only 120 finished the surveys have been returned. In addition, while only 9% replied, there was no substantial difference in response rates by mall size or geographic area.
Analysis Of Legislation On States
It was analyzed to assess whether the statutes changed in the post-9/11 period. In addition, the State legislation regulating the recruitment and training of private security employees in the 50 States and the District of Columbia was studied.