COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Peachtree Mall in Columbus is taking a proactive approach to help keep its customers safe.
The mall is implementing new safety measures.
A German Shepard, specifically trained to find firearms, has been patrolling Peachtree Mall since March. The canine is led by a trained security officer to quickly and safely resolve any detection of firearms.
The general manager of the mall says as a private property, guns are strictly prohibited and anyone entering the mall with a firearm is in violation of its code of conduct.
“We’re always constantly evaluating the needs of the mall and the security,” said General Manager TaVida Rice. “There’s a lot of the security protocols which go on behind the scenes. Of curse Jax being a beautiful dog is one that’s very visible to the public, which is why we’re speaking on this.”
The canine was provided to Peachtree Mall by Shallow Creek Kennels.