Is your financial institution safe? Is it perceived that way by members – or thieves? Any sign of weakness can attract criminals. Further, if accountholders feel unsafe, traffic will drop and so will profitability. Attend this highly informative program to learn how to keep staff and accountholders safe and what to do in the event of a robbery.
- Keep your frontline safe
- Identify risk factors
- Harden the target
- Pinpoint the one item needed in your security manual
- Get your financial institution back to work
- Determine whether to use risk assessments versus vulnerability assessments
Join us for a deep-dive robbery training. After this fast-paced program, staff will know what to do immediately when facing a lone bandit with a gun, a note-passing robber, or a gang takeover of your financial institution. After a robbery the media can be your friend or foe. Your Public Information Officer and staff need to know how to respond to the media in critical situations.
In addition, management must know how to handle post robbery concerns and get staff back to work. Psychocentric factors may develop with some individuals, so it’s important to know the warning signs and the steps required to adjust to the new normal.
Finally, you must “harden the target” after the robbery because criminals will view your location as a weak link. Many financial institutions think it was just their time. In reality, a thief believed that facility was an easy target. Now is the time for a risk assessment and/or vulnerability assessment to determine why you were – or might be – targeted.
Barry Thompson, CRCM, Thompson Consulting Group, LLC
Barry Thompson is an international speaker, trainer, consultant, and writer. He is a
security and compliance “guru” for a leading national training organization and regularly
presents security conferences for trade groups – he has trained over 51,000 financial
Barry is recognized worldwide, presenting in Brussels, Belgium to European bankers on
internal fraud; at the United Nations on identity theft; and to Japanese bankers on bank
Barry has worked in the financial services industry for over four decades, and
has held the positions of security officer, compliance officer, treasurer, senior vice
president, and executive vice president. He has handled over 900 security cases and has
been involved with investigations and prosecutions at the federal, state, and local levels.
Barry is the author of 101 Security Tips for the Beginning Security Officer and has been
interviewed by Newsweek, Computer World, USA Today, and other national publications.