Suspicious Activity Reporting - Writing a Good Narrative

The SAR has a critical piece which is called the "Narrative". That is the area where you are able to put the things that did not fit into the data fields and help law enforcement gain an understanding of what has happened.

Recorded Wednesday,
November 30th, 2022
Presented by Deborah Crawford
2h total length
$279.00 or 1 Token

Includes: 30 Days OnDemand Playback, Presenter Materials and Handouts

  • BSA
  • Deposit
  • Deposit Accounts
  • Deposit Compliance
  • Teller
  • Bank Secrecy Act Officer/BSA Specialist
  • Branch Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • Deposit Operations Manager/Specialist
  • Risk Manager
  • Security Officer
  • Senior Management

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If you write a good narrative, your SAR may be used by law enforcement. If you don't, it may get passed by and your subject gets away. Learn what the instructions tell us to do. 24 key areas in the instructions help us focus on what is important to the overall SAR success.

What You'll Learn

  • The narrative is where you complete what could not be done in the body of the SAR
  • The narrative is where we describe the who, what, where, when of the crime
  • The narrative is where we follow the 24 point process required in the instructions
  • Writing a good narrative
  • Are you making rookie mistakes

Who Should Attend

BSA Officers, BSA Support personnel, Deposit Operations, Compliance Officer, Branch Operations

Deborah Crawford

Instructor Bio

Deborah Crawford is the President of Gettechnical Inc., a Florida based training company. She specializes in the deposit side of the financial institution and is an instructor on IRAs, BSA, Deposit Regulations and opening account procedures. She was formerly with Hibernia National Bank (now Capital One) and has bachelor's and master's degrees from Louisiana State University. She has 35+ years of combined teaching and banking experience.