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Days after Sheriff Calls Retailer’s Security ‘Poor.’ Company Officials Meet with Police Leaders

After an armed robbery at the Eldersburg Walmart in Maryland led the Carroll County sheriff to harshly criticize Walmart’s security policies, he and other local law enforcement representatives will meet with corporate Walmart officials to try to find solutions.

Crime data obtained by the Times showed that local police are often called to Walmarts in their jurisdictions, and thefts and police calls at the Westminster location have increased significantly since last year.

On Friday, Sheriff Jim DeWees alleged Walmart’s poor security policy “breeds” criminal activity and puts a burden on law enforcement. DeWees then requested a meeting with corporate Walmart officials, who responded “rather quickly,” he said in an interview Wednesday… The Baltimore Sun

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