I am trying to understand how other financial institutions handle the branch "All-Clear” signal. Do you require individual branch offices to have a unique All-Clear? How frequently do you recommend that the branch offices change the signal? Can you share opening and closing best-practice processes?
If a financial institution discovers a crime or fraud and wants to notify law enforcement, what if anything is needed before records/documents are turned over to help with the investigation?
To fill the role of security officer, our bank may at times arbitrarily appoint an employee from a branch location as the branch security officer. This employee could be a teller, a loan officer, a new accounts rep, or a loan officer who has not received any type of security officer training. I am concerned that the bank is putting employees into a position that they don’t really want to be in and are ill-equipped to handle.
I was recently hired as the Senior Security Officer for the entire bank and would like to recommend that the bank discontinue this practice. Is this a normal practice at other banks and, if so, what type of training do you suggest we provide these “newly elected” security officers?
Is it a good idea for bank employees to carry concealed or even open weapons to work? We have many employees with state licenses who would like to bring their guns while working.
We have been asked by an individual (non-customer) to provide any security tape that might show a traffic accident on the street close to the bank. I do not want to release any security tape we may have without a subpoena. Am I correct?
What is the first step toward making our workplace safer from threats?
What effect, if any, is the current national environment having on violence in the workplace?
What percentage of active shooter events end before the police arrive?
Are there usually warning signs present before someone commits workplace violence?
Are we seeing an increase in violence?