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Cash in Transit Escorts

  • 05-04-2013 10:33pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 433 ✭✭


    I saw a cash in transit truck being escorted today by 2 army Jeeps & a Garda car, but I was just wondering who if anyone pays for this extra security? Is the security company or the banks who's cash was being escorted?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,341 ✭✭✭D Trent


    Not 100% sure myself but it must be the banks. I do know that if in any unlikely case where an armed gang were to hold them up and abduct/take hostage one of the unarmed Gardaí the army cannot intercept until the money is under threat as they are there for the sole purpose of protecting the money.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,558 ✭✭✭seven_eleven


    D Trent wrote: »
    Not 100% sure myself but it must be the banks. I do know that if in any unlikely case where an armed gang were to hold them up and abduct/take hostage one of the unarmed Gardaí the army cannot intercept until the money is under threat as they are there for the sole purpose of protecting the money.


    Yes...but couldn't they intercept because they are the police and a crime is being comitted?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,968 ✭✭✭✭Praetorian Saighdiuir


    D Trent wrote: »
    Not 100% sure myself but it must be the banks. I do know that if in any unlikely case where an armed gang were to hold them up and abduct/take hostage one of the unarmed Gardaí the army cannot intercept until the money is under threat as they are there for the sole purpose of protecting the money.

    Completely false.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 133 ✭✭Sean Mullen


    D Trent wrote: »
    Not 100% sure myself but it must be the banks. I do know that if in any unlikely case where an armed gang were to hold them up and abduct/take hostage one of the unarmed Gardaí the army cannot intercept until the money is under threat as they are there for the sole purpose of protecting the money.
    That's pure crap. The army can protect the gardi with or without the money being there. They are there to protect everyone on the escort even the security men.
    It just depends on the treat what action they take, may it be use of force in numbers to help restrain to the firing of ball ammunition.


  • Registered Users Posts: 433 ✭✭heffomike54


    Cool so I thought it was the banks that paid for it & I know a few years back it was all in the media about how they were actually pay for it, like I think the banks were only covering half the costs incurred.

    But I wonder was this ever challenged further about the funding?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,195 ✭✭✭goldie fish


    The banks pay for it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,778 ✭✭✭WilcoOut


    D Trent wrote: »
    Not 100% sure myself but it must be the banks. I do know that if in any unlikely case where an armed gang were to hold them up and abduct/take hostage one of the unarmed Gardaí the army cannot intercept until the money is under threat as they are there for the sole purpose of protecting the money.

    absolute nonsense - all personnel are the first to be protected

    the money is secondary


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,957 ✭✭✭Hooch


    WilcoOut wrote: »
    absolute nonsense - all personnel are the first to be protected

    the money is secondary

    As above, Army are there as "aid to the civil power". They are there for our protection, and as we are there in charge of the cash escort, they too are there to protect it.

    Security company pays for escorts. In turn they charge the banks.

    Mod hat on, no operational information what so ever should be discussed re this topic. Obviously it is a security risk


  • Registered Users Posts: 433 ✭✭heffomike54


    Hooch wrote: »
    As above, Army are there as "aid to the civil power". They are there for our protection, and as we are there in charge of the cash escort, they too are there to protect it.

    Security company pays for escorts. In turn they charge the banks.

    Mod hat on, no operational information what so ever should be discussed re this topic. Obviously it is a security risk

    Do the banks pay for all the costs incurred during the escorts?


  • Registered Users Posts: 149 ✭✭Gallee


    Why cant the Army alone provide escorts? What is the purpose of the Garda Escort precisely? I know the Army's purpose is to aid the Civil Power but what does this mean? Just a general question as we see it every second day.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,266 ✭✭✭source


    Gallee wrote: »
    Why cant the Army alone provide escorts? What is the purpose of the Garda Escort precisely? I know the Army's purpose is to aid the Civil Power but what does this mean? Just a general question as we see it every second day.

    The Gardai are escorting the cash, the army are providing an armed presence in case anything happens. The Gardai are the civil power in this case, being the country's civilian police force. The army are assisting the Gardai in carrying out the duty. Hence they are aiding the civil power. It really is just what it sounds like.


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