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Robbery and Active Threat Security Management, November 17

Tue, Oct 27, 2015

Columbia, Maryland

Join us as Jim Rechel, President, The Rechel Group, Inc. explores both the issues impacting financial institutions.  Robbery and Active Threats, while posing similar risks, require different approaches.  Join us for the full day seminar which will provide practical guidance on dealing with both perils.


Physical Security / Robbery Preparedness

While the perils maintain similar names, the approach you take to planning for the unforeseen require your financial institution to address current trends.  This portion of the seminar will address:

  • Analysis of Current Trend Data
  • Integrated Deterrence Halos and Incorporating the Heinz principles into your strategies
  • Developing policies, procedures and systems consistent with Bandit Shield guidelines
  • Implementing active threat concepts into your physical security planning

Performing Robbery Risk Analysis

Nothing stands still, and as one university coach is fond of saying:  What happened last year does not matter this year!  So it is with the variety of robbery schemes.  This session will provide:

  • Detailed information into current trends
  • Analysis of how the perpetrators beat your systems
  • Evaluating options and strategies to address Physical Security issues

Preparing for Active Threats

What would happen if a gunman entered your financial institution? Do you have an organized plan in place to respond to an active threat? How would your staff respond? Financial institutions of all sizes and in every community must be prepared to deal with active threats in today’s world. By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe actions to take when confronted with active threats and responding law enforcement officials.
  • Recognize potential workplace violence indicators.
  • Describe actions to take to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter incidents.
  • Describe how to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident.           


Jim is president of The Rechel Group, Inc., a risk-consulting firm headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is on the board of The Institute for Criminal Justice Education, Montgomery, Alabama and a member of numerous national organizations, and is a Certified Financial Security Officer. 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, Inc, Rechel was vice president for Fifth Third Bank headquartered in Cincinnati, where he held positions in various departments, including Retail and Lending, and Security Director and was an Special Agent with the FBI.

Register today.