Banks have traditionally adopted policies, procedures and systems to prevent and manage bank robberies.  Federal banking law and regulations require banks to do so.  But they are silent on an increasingly prevalent phenomenon – active shooter situations and other acts of workplace violence.

Don’t wait for the banking agencies to address this risk.

We often think of active shooter events as terrorist-related, and some of them are.  But they also involve fellow workers and ex-workers, or domestic disputes that play out at business locations.

It’s also more than active shooters.  Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening, disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site.

While banks are not the only businesses to face these issues, other factors contribute to a somewhat higher risk for banks.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, of the 4,679 fatal workplace injuries in the United States in 2014, 403 were workplace homicides and OSHA statistics show that Workplace Violence is the number two cause of death in men in the Workplace and the number ONE cause of death in females in the Workplace. This is a problem that must be addressed as a top priority.

Bank directors and bank CEOs need to understand the risks and how to minimize them, but many have not paid any attention to this problem.

Blue U – Defense LLC joins with AABD to address the problem.  Blue U offers a “Surviving an Incident of Violence” Course throughout the United States for banks and others. This one hour webinar will provide the basics.

Joining us will be a representative of Amtrust North America, who will provide information on insurance-related protection for your bank and its staff.

This webinar will provide basics on:

  • The Keys to Making Good Decisions in Fractions of a Second
  • Defining the “Fatal Flaw in Bank Violence Policy and Training”
  • The Rarely Considered “Reaction” vs “Response” and how many policies and procedures don’t account for this critical difference
  • Highly unique, practical and effective methods of training employees to prepare themselves to survive an unplanned incident of violence.
  • The keys to correcting the mistakes that prevent us from carrying out the actions needed to survive when we need them.


  • Terry L. Choate, Jr., President and CEO, Blue U – Defense, LLC
  • Joseph Hileman, Executive Vice President, Blue U – Defense, LLC
  • Michael Whitbeck, Director of Underwriting, Amtrust North America


David Baris, AABD President and partner, Buckley Sandler LLP

Who should attend?

This webinar will be of particular interest to bank board members, CEOs, inhouse security officers, and bank risk officers.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 2 pm Eastern to 3 pm Eastern

Complimentary Registration:


After registering and being approved, you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions for joining the webinar.