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LSCU Security & Robbery Training, Birmingham, AL

LSCU Security & Robbery Training
Join the League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates as credit unions come together for Security & Robbery Training. This one-day session will be packed with in-depth and comprehensive information to assist you in keeping your employees and members safe. Workplace violence, robbery, and other threats will be covered in this extensive and in-depth security seminar.  Take an insider's look into financial institution robbery - hear from actual bank robbers as they discuss how they planned their crimes and why they chose their targets.  Discover the safest way to open and close your office, and steps to make your location a less attractive target for criminals. Time will also be spent on personal safety and safeguarding you and your family from threats such as kidnap/extortion schemes.  Learn concepts of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and how you can utilize these principals to make your offices safer.  There are more than 2 million reported acts of violence per year in America’s workplaces, and financial institutions are not immune.  We will examine the four types of workplace violence, discuss which type you may be most vulnerable to, hear from those involved in such incidents, learn methods of de-escalation, and discover how to prevent and respond to violence should it occur. 

Topics for this group-live training include:

  • Proper Opening Procedures
  • Proper Closing Procedures
  • Robbery Prevention
  • Robbery Response
  • Aftermath Of Robbery
  • Kidnap/Extortion Schemes
  • Types of Workplace Violence
  • Handling Disciplinary Actions/Dismissals
  • Domestic Violence Situations with Personnel
  • De-Escalation Techniques
  • Angry Members
  • Personal Safety
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
  • Case Studies

Previous knowledge of financial institution operations and security is assumed for this intermediate level program. No advanced preparation is required.

Who Should Attend
Executives, Management, and Security Personnel

What People Say
"No one covers the topic of security better than Carol Dodgen. The knowledge she imparts is always current and useful, and her presentations are most informative. Her training is a must for those involved in the day-to-day activities of modern banking." - Thomas C. Greene, Executive Vice President, Security Engineers

Business casual dress is appropriate. Remember to bring a jacket or sweater as room temperatures vary.

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration / Sign-in
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Security & Robbery Training Program
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Group Lunch

Carol Dodgen is the owner of Dodgen Security Consulting, LLC. Before forming her company, Carol served as the security training officer for Compass Bank and spent several years as an adjunct criminal justice college instructor. She earned her Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and has provided training for over 70,000 bank, law enforcement, and security personnel over the past 20 years. Carol has earned her CPD (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) professional designation, and provides instruction on Crime Prevention, Robbery Prevention and Response, Workplace Violence Prevention and Response, Managing Aggressive Behavior, and Personal Safety. Her video training programs “Robbery: Prepare to Survive” and “Robbery: Plan. Prevent. Prevail.” are used by financial institutions across the country to train employees on proper robbery prevention and response procedures.

Carol is a current member and past chapter president of the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), the IES Security Lighting Committee, Alabama Women in Business, and the Birmingham Business Alliance. In 2009, Carol was appointed by the governor to serve on the Alabama Security Regulatory Board. Dodgen Security Consulting Company, LLC is a certified woman-owned business through the State of Alabama.

CPE Credits
Workshop participants can earn up to 7 CPE credits in Social Environment of Business.

League of Southeastern Credit Unions is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

It is always recommended that individuals retain a copy of the materials, from each educational event attended, for verification purposes.

Walk-ins accommodated on a space available basis.

Your investment includes instruction, handouts, certificate of attendance, continental breakfast, lunch, and (2) refreshment breaks.

Registrant Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be in writing and received 5 business days prior to the event. No refunds will be issued after this date. Substitutions are always welcome.

Educational Assistance
Through the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation, credit unions in Alabama and Florida can apply for scholarships to attend educational events. The scholarships will be rewarded to those individuals who best exemplify the credit union philosophy, and whose attendance at approved programs would be beneficial in the perpetuation of credit union goals and ideas on an as-needed basis. To apply for a scholarship please click here or contact Laura Vann, LSCU VP, Cooperative Initiatives, 866.231.0545 x2181.

Small Asset Sized (SAS) CU Initiative Account
SAS credit unions ($50 million in assets or less) may apply a portion of their $500 SAS CU Initiative Account to the registration fee for this event or any LSCU or League Service Corporation product and/or service. As LSCU bills your credit union for the events/services used, your credit union can simply write on the invoice that it is to be paid out of your LSCU Small Credit Union Initiative Account. The League’s accounting staff will keep track of the expenditures from your account.

Contact Association Services Specialist, Becki Payne, at 866.231.0545 x2129  or

Special Needs
If you have physical, medical, or dietary needs requiring special attention, please contact Brandy Norvell at 866.231.0545 x2172 or for proper arrangements to be made.

For more information regarding administrative policies, such as concerns, refund, and program cancellation please contact us at 866.231.0545 x2110.