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Robbery Safety: A New Approach to An Old Peril

November 13th, 2013 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM



Robbery Safety:  A New Approach to An Old Peril

“Suppress this robbery and prevent the next one” is the philosophy of an innovative robbery prevention and preparation strategy for financial institutions. SafeCatch, an FBI-inspired program developed by former FBI special agent Jim Rechel, will teach innovative proactive steps to address the peril of robbery with new approaches, handouts, and exercises for all employees.         

SafeCatch has two prongs:  prevention and partnering with law enforcement.  Together they bring a comprehensive plan to the industry, creating an environment that empowers employees to make a difference.  

Why participate?
Having the benefit of working in both banking and the FBI, Jim Rechel provides information in an entertaining and interactive format that keeps everyone’s attention. He raises issues that are never considered and includes examples of how financial institutions typically handle those situations.

 Attendees will:  

  • Discover how to utilize the “gift of fear”

  • Learn about “deterrence halos,”natural surveillance, access management, and branch configurations
  • Understand the importance of safe sites
  • Explore WalkAway strategies

  • Utilize and implement effective robbery prevention proceduresthat also prevent fraud
  • Uncover Exit strategies for handling suspicious situations and extortion robbery scenarios
  • Organize your uniform robbery response procedures
  • Develop skills that enable you to better serve your members while deterring robberies

Who should attend?
This informative session is designed for frontline staff and all personnel with responsibility for robbery awareness.

Jim Rechel is president of The Rechel Group, Inc., a risk-consulting firm headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. A Certified Financial Security Officers and a former FBI special agent, he’s on the board of The Institute for Criminal Justice Education in Montgomery, Alabama.  He is a past local board member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators Association and the American Society of Industrial Security.  Prior to working for The Rechel Group, he was vice president for Fifth Third Bank headquartered in Cincinnati, where he held positions in various departments, including Retail and Lending, and Security Director. 

8:30 a.m. – Signing in, networking, light breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Training
Lunch will be provided.


                                                           You must log on to the
                                                           MDDCCUA website
                                                           before you can register.  

Tuition Reimbursement – New Asset Ceiling Eligibility!
Maryland and D.C.-based credit unions with up to $150 million in assets may be eligible for up to 75% educational reimbursement from the Credit Union Foundation of MD & DC. For details and an application, visit contact Training Director Diane Pinter, dpinter@mddccua.orgor 443-325-0779.






MD & DC Credit Union Association
8975 Guilford Road
Suite 190
Columbia, MD 21046

Event Info


November 13th, 2013 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


MD & DC Credit Union Association
8975 Guilford Road
Suite 190
Columbia, MD 21046


Phone: 443-325-0772

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