An Armored Car Guard & Driver is a person hired by a licensed carrier to provide secure transportation, protect valuable cargo that is being transported from one location to another, and provide cash-related services for automated teller machines. Additionally, an Armored Car Guide & Driver possesses or has access to a firearm.
Armored car drivers should be in good physical shape and have sharp mental acuity, as their job is potentially dangerous and could, at any moment, require immediate defensive action. They work both indoors (banks, retail places) and outdoors (ATM machines, driving) with any company that requires the transport of valuables. They are high profile and travel through big cities, which can make them targets for thieves. Their vehicles are bullet proof. They work in teams and the most dangerous part of their job is moving the money to the armored car on a wheeled dolly full of moneybags. The guard must load the money into the truck before the driver can drive away. Every action and every penny must be accounted for.
There are licensing requirements for an Armored Car Driver, which include but may not be limited to fingerprint registration, a training program that is recognized by the Department of Criminal Justice Services. When you apply to work as a licensed armored car company they will require references, drug tests, behavioral tests, and psychological profiles. Drivers need to have a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and a clean driving record. Guards need to qualify for a firearm permit.
Armored Car Guard & Driver Tasks
- Prepare reports, logs, and call for assistance in the event of suspicious activity.
- May plan routes, pre-search buildings, and perform package inspections for individuals.
- Protect facilities or private individuals from harm.