Protecting Retail Shopping environments

This guide provides protective security advice to those who own, operate, manage or work in shopping centres. It aids centres which are seeking to reduce the risk of a terrorist attack and limit the damage an attack might cause. It highlights the vital part you can play in the UK counter terrorism strategy.
Terrorist attacks in the UK are a real and serious danger. Crowded places, including shopping centres, are likely to feature in the attack plans of terrorist organisations in the future; as they are usually locations with limited protective security measures and therefore afford the potential for mass fatalities and casualties.
Although attacks have so far been infrequent, it is possible that your shopping centre could be involved in a terrorist incident. This might include having to deal with a bomb threat or with suspect items sent through the post or left in or around the centre.

Shopping Centre Counter Terrorism Security Advice

Advice for Shopping Centres and Retail


The guidance provided can be supplemented by specific advice from Counter Terrorism Security Advisers that can be reached though your local Police force or by following links provided on the CTSA CONTACT page.