I’ve heard you must think like a crook to perform a physical risk assessment. What does this mean?
We have a dummy camera over our outside employee entrance door. Doesn’t that provide safety?
What is a "security committee"? We already have BSA, Compliance, Human Resources, Audit and Executive Committees.
I plan to include a recommendation in my annual report to change the current reporting structure for the Security Officer. Presently, I report to the VP of Retail Operations. I am seeking references to cite that advise the bank security reporting structure should be in other areas such a finance, risk, administration, but not through retail because of the apparent potential for downward influences and the need for independence.
We are going to start check imaging rather than sending checks to our customers. What is the best way for us to inform our customer about imaging? We have an older customer base and want to make it as easy as possible for them to make the transition. Would a letter from the bank President be sufficient, or are there any statement stuffers available that explain imaging?
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What Does The Bank Protection Act Really Mean?
by Dana Turner, Security Education Systems
It's a Security Officer's worst nightmare. The bank was sued - and nobody knew about it. Sam Butler, from Little Rock Arkansas, sued the bank for alleged malicious prosecution.
Our bank has a "Mortgage Bank" that is housed in a building separate from other bank operations. They do not accept deposits or handle cash. Under the Bank Protection Act, is this building required to have security devices such as cameras, alarms, etc.?