Protection Partnership

The retail industry is the lifeblood of the U.S. consumer-driven economy. It is the foundation of our financial livelihood, our recreation, our way of life. A successful attack in a retail store or mall could strike fear in the hearts of Americans and...

In case of the unfortunate event of a successful attack, preparedness can greatly increase the level and effectiveness of response. Retailers who partner closely with law enforcement and understand their needs can provide information and details more effectively. They can also set their own expectations, evaluating the particular situation and understanding the level of response they will receive — whether emergency responders will be tied up at the site or be responding directly to their needs.

While homeland security is complicated, the formula for success is simple: awareness and preparedness are the best policy.