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NCJ Number: 66218 Find in a Library
Title: PROTECTION OF FUNDS AGAINST ARMED ATTACK DURING TRANSPORT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: International Criminal Police Organization
France
Date Published: 1966
Page Count: 46
Sponsoring Agency: International Criminal Police Organization
92210 Saint Cloud, France
Publication Number: 7
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: France
Annotation: AN INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION QUESTIONNAIRE ON PROTECTING FUNDS BEING TRANSPORTED RESULTED IN VALUABLE INFORMATION FROM 24 COUNTRIES FOR FOOT AND MOTOR VEHCLE TRANSFER.
Abstract: THIEVES WILL TRY TO STEAL FUNDS IN TRANSIT WHEN INEFFICIENT OR INSUFFICIENT STAFF ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TRANSPORT, CARELESS BEHAVIOR DURING UNLOADING OR LOADING IS OBSERVED, OR MATERIAL SAFEGUARDS DURING TRANSPORT APPEAR INADEQUATE. ROBBERY ATTACKS ARE CAREFULLY PLANNED AND QUICKLY CARRIED OUT, WITH THIEVES GENERALLY ARMED WITH HIGH-CALIBER FIREARMS. ALTHOUGH TRANSPORTING LARGE AMOUNTS OF CASH BY MESSENGER IS HAZARDOUS, FINANCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS IN MANY COUNTRIES STILL DO THIS. MESSENGERS MAY USE UNOBTRUSIVE BAGS, BRIEFCASES, OR WAISTCOATS, WORE PLAINCLOTHES, AND TRANSPORT ONLY LIMITED AMOUNTS OF CASH AT SECRET TIMES, BUT ARE SELDOM ARMED. HOWEVER, POLICE IN ALL 24 COUNTRIES DISAPPROVED OF FOOT MESSENGERS. CONCERNING MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSPORT, PROTECTED LOADING AND UNLOADING DOCKS OR GARAGES ARE CONSIDERED IMPORTANT, BUT FEW FINANCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS HAVE THEM. SOME COMPANIES USE STRONG, ARMORED TRANSPORT VEHICLES, BUT OTHERS PREFER ORDINARY CARS THAT DO NOT ATTRACT ATTENTION. HOWEVER, POLICE RECOMMEND ARMORED VANS WITH SPECIALLY TRAINED STAFF AS THE ONLY SAFE MEANS OF TRANSPORTING FUNDS. ROBBERY PREVENTION MEASURES INCLUDE HIRING APPROPRIATE STAFF, PREVENTIVE ACTION BY POLICE, AND INSURANCE COMPANY PRESSURE FOR PROTECTION. APPENDIXES COVER VARIOUS SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS. TABLES ARE INCLUDED. (PAP)
Index Term(s): Armored vehicles; Business security; Personal Security/Self Protection; Protective equipment; Questionnaires; Robbery; Transportation
Note: REPORT SUBMITTED BY THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT TO THE 35TH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, BERNE (SWITZERLAND), 1966
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