What's the Big Deal With Workplace Violence?

Homicides in the workplace, despite what you might think from reading the news, are not reaching epidemic proportions in this country. They are not even increasing. The total numbers are about half what they were in the early 1990s. Not counting the...


Finally, stay away from that "do nothing" choice when encountering a potential problem in the workplace. Have a plan. Is the workplace violence issue still a big deal? You'll find out if you allow an incident to occur at your workplace.

J. Branch Walton is the president of the National Association for Bank Security-Profit Protection LLC. Mr. Walton had a 21-year career with the United States Secret Service, retiring as the Special Agent-in-Charge of a field office. Post-retirement activity included director of corporate security for Cummins Inc., Columbus, IN, chief of the FLETC Management Institute and criminal justice instructor at Indiana University. He is a well-known speaker and author on workplace violence and continues to instruct at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center at Glynco, GA.