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.