I think my coworker is in an abusive relationship. I’ve overheard her husband making threats and seen bruises on her. What should I do?
Are bank robberies on the rise?
How do you know when a customer who is angry will become violent?
How many cases of workplace violence are reported each year in the US?
Is there a certain profile of people who commit acts of workplace violence?
One of our branches is staffed with only three people. Our internal auditor makes it four on the days she works out of that office. Because of the low staffing (sometimes there may be only two due to illness or vacation), there is a mag lock installed on the door, where the employees can allow known customers entry. The internal auditor is now inquiring as to whether the other branches should have a policy in place in the event they are understaffed, as well. Hardly ever do we fall into a situation where another branch would fall below three people on the line, should we have a policy?"
"I'm not sure how this originated at my institution, but we close our safe deposit vault at 4:50 p.m. every night. Recently, a customer came in after the vault had been closed, to get in the safe deposit box before 5:00, and was told the vault had been closed. He stated that this policy should be posted.
My question is, is it a requirement or a best practice that vaults should be closed well before 5:00 p.m. (or closing) from a security standpoint?"
"We had an incident where the robber slipped a note but the teller could not read it. The robber was not wearing any type of disguise so the teller did not initially catch on to the fact that she was being robbed. Have you ever encountered a situation where the note was not legible? How was it handled?
We do not want to anger a robber unintentionally by not complying. On the other side, we do not want to offend a legitimate customer by assuming it's a robbery note. How would you approach clarifying their intentions?"
"What is the recommended schedule for the self-testing of your alarm system's communication to the monitoring center (i.e. landlines and/or cell back up)? The alarm system vendors seem to be all over the place on it."
You have stated in your programs, 'No MOCK Robberies'. What if we have a video of a mock robbery with an impatient note-passer who does not show a gun? Would this be okay to show employees and branch security officers?