The $2.9 billion San Antonio Federal Credit Union is working with the FBI and San Antonio Police Department on the new Bandit Shield anti-robbery program.
SACU received the first Bandit Shield decal issued in San Antonio, indicating the credit union has complied with the stringent security and training requirements for the program.
The Bandit Shield Initiative is designed to reduce bank robberies and to assist local, state and federal law enforcement with their robbery investigations and was developed in a joint effort by local and FBI officials with input from financial institutions.
“Financial institutions participating in the Bandit Shield Initiative have agreed to implement a variety of best practices and other security measures developed to deter robberies in an effort to assist law enforcement. They have taken other innovative steps to make their institutions unattractive targets for world-be robbers,” FBI Special Agent Erik Vasys said.