The New York Police Department is getting into the book business with a 103-page tome so private sector security officials can better safeguard their buildings against terrorists, reports Newsday. Only about 1,000 copies of the book, “Engineering Security: Protective Design for High Risk Buildings,” have been printed. It is not for sale. Copies are being handed out today at a conference the NYPD is hosting with members of “Operation Shield,” a program in which police brass meet with private security officials to discuss counterterrorism measures.
Copies of the book will be given to architectural experts. The book, written by department’s Counterterrorism Bureau, rates buildings based on a risk formula that considers its profile, any past threats and structural design, among other factors.